Posture and balance training
Posture training uses principles from yoga, strength training, and neuromuscular pattering (movement education exercises). Yoga means to unite, to attain what was previously unattainable, and to be present and focused on the momentary action. With an emphasis on structure and alignment, principles of Hatha yoga are applied to help the individual become more integrated through postures and exercises. Strength Specific training is also often needed to assist the body to be able to adopt new movement patterns. Neuromuscular patterning are exercises that re-educate the body to perform actions, typically done with little or no conscious effort, a different way. One example is the way we walk. We do not need to direct the body at each given moment to swing the leg or plant the foot. The movement has become rote for us. To change the way we walk, we need to intervene at a conscious level, but in a way that creates the change at an unconscious level. Neuromuscular patterning is one means of assisting this change at that level. As a result of combining yoga, strength training, and re-educating the body’s way of moving, the body becomes more balanced.