How posture affects your mood

An interesting experiment was done where the testosterone and cortisol levels were measured in people who were in different poses. The testosterone in your body gives a feeling of ‘confidence’, whereas cortisol gives the feelings of ‘stress’....

Back Pain

People tend to think the worst when experiencing back pain. Worries about slipped discs, arthritis, displaced vertebrae etc are common. Very often though, back pain is nothing more than myofascial trigger points. Pain in your low back can come from surprising places....

Pain and Aging Strain Patterns

As we age, our bodies can take on strain patterns, which are dependent upon our posture, our jobs and everyday repetitive actions. These strain patterns can run in lines throughout the body along connecting muscles and soft tissues, causing shortening in the muscles...

Avoiding Shoulder Pain

Now that our warm summer weather has gone, it is easy to forget about good posture and huddle our shoulders round to try and keep warm. If you habitually do this, the muscles at the front of your chest will shorten and pull your shoulder girdle forwards, creating pain...

Posture Affecting Mood

As mentioned in my last post, a posture which is hunched over and curled up produces an increase cortisol, ie stress. It follows that if you are feeling cold during the winter months when we naturally hunch our bodies over to try and keep warm, the feelings of stress...