NEXT STEP 4 UNIT 2
Before you can do anything about your posture, you need to become aware of what good posture is. Most people do not understand the health implications and consequences of postural misalignment, so they never give it any thoughts; some think they have good posture, when in reality they don’t.
Many health conditions are associated with postural misalignment, including chronic back and neck pain. Did you know that statistics show 80% of North Americans suffer from back pain and that it can also cause knee pain, for example?
In the program 1 instructions, we asked that you take pictures of your body. I certainly hope you did that. At that point as a first step, we were concentrating on looking at the body from a losing weight / get toned perspective. In program 3, we can now continue your education and go to a more advanced level. The 3 programs that you are working with combined, have many hidden components included, strategically incorporated in the sequences and the special instructions, to begin to correct postural misalignment.
If you have not done so yet, pull out the pictures now, and compare them with charts below included. In doing so, you will become aware of what needs to be “improved”. if you have not taken the pictures yet, do so now in a 2-piece bathing suit, front, side and back. Repeat and compare every 3 to 6 months to check on your progress.
After you have identified where the issues are, apply the opposing principle, meaning, pay special attention in your training to working the opposing way, where ever possible. As mentioned above, the programs incorporated many hidden applications that will begin to correct these postural misalignment conditions. But you must become aware first