You know what it's like to look in the bathroom mirror and just let go? To release all that effort?
All the sucking-of-your-tummy. All the pulling-of-your-shoulders. All the bracing-of-your-core. All the tucking-of-your-chin.
For a brief moment, you see your raw and honest posture: the posture that you return to when your mind is on other things or when you are not trying to look good.
And then, a minute later, you put on your 'posture suit' again, and step out into the world, carrying all that effort with you.
What would it be like to unfold your body to its natural, most-expanded state, and to be able to hang out there effortlessly?
It is possible.
When you're doing the things that work, you can easily achieve huge changes to your inner experience and your outward appearance. These photos were taken only 20 seconds apart!
Usually, when you see results like these, they are advertising a weight loss program, or a workout.
My approach is neither.
Rather, in either a one-day Can-Do PostureIntensive, or in one-on-one movement coaching, I teach you how to unfold your body to its most expanded and functional state.
How long do weight loss programs or workouts last? Only as long as you keep doing them.
How long does learning last? Provided your nervous system stays healthy, it can last a lifetime!
Everything you've heard about the benefits of better posture is true.
Your inner state, your outward engagement, and your physical function are all dramatically affected by posture.
Here's a video that shows me giving a friendly wave to the camera from my old and new postures.
Which person would you rather connect with?
Life isn't only about being friendly. Sometimes you want to be assertive. Sometimes you want to be taken seriously.
Here's a video that contrasts me being serious from my old posture compared to my new posture.
Which person would you take more seriously?
And what if you wanted to be more expressive? To show your feelings in a way that is more authentic, and more clearly legible to people around you?
In the following video, I give you a clear example by expressing high-intensity anger in my old and new postures.
Which person is clearer and stronger? Which person seems more in command of his feelings?
Posture is more than a body position.
It's about unfolding your body so you can show up in life with full spectrum humanity.
Optimise your physical function for more enjoyment, greater skill, and clearer benefits from movement and exercise.
Give social signals that others can more easily read and engage with. Be more approachable, more commanding, more assertive, more serious, more attractive - whatever fits your life circumstances at the time.
Changing your posture changes the way you feel. You breathe more easily. Your voice is stronger and clearer. You feel more physically competent. You let go of unhelpful stories about your body. And you appreciate your body in a new way.
Spinal Health and Mobility
Learning to unfold your body properly makes a big difference to the mobility and ease of movement in your spine. It's such a big difference you can really see it.
In this video, I show 'spinal wave' movements from two different postures. The posture on the left is me following traditional instructions like "pull your shoulders back, suck your tummy in, lift your chest up".
The posture on the right is the unfolded posture I teach today. Can you spot the difference between the two postures?
Hi, I'm Michael
It took me 41 years and thousands of hours of experiments to figure out how to achieve and sustain a truly expanded posture.
I studied anatomy and biomechanics. I developed my body awareness. I healed some emotional traumas. I went to the gym. I even became a Feldenkrais Practitioner and taught effortless movement to others for several years.
And still, I didn't get it.
Finally, my own experiments yielded an accidental breakthrough. It was nothing like what I had expected, and was not what I had been taught.
Now I help people find the needles in the haystack - the hidden keys to a truly expanded posture.
How is my posture method different from other approaches?
What to expect from a Can-Do Posture intensive
A Can-Do Posture intensive is designed to give you an extra-ordinary experience of expanded posture, and to teach you reliable tools that you can use to recover an expanded posture whenever you want.
You won't be doing strength training or stretches. Rather, you'll be learning a six-step posture expansion process. Once learned, you will be able to use this process whenever you choose for the rest of your life.
The process is simple, and takes about 20 seconds to do once you've learned it.
But learning it takes a whole day. That's because you first have to unlearn many ideas and behaviours that have been holding you back.
Then you have to learn new ideas and discover movements you have probably never tried before.
That's why we spend a day together, gently and methodically putting together the pieces of your posture puzzle.
5 Pillars of the Can-Do Posture Intensive
A Can-Do Posture Intensive will explode unhelpful posture myths and give you genuinely useful ways to think about your posture and breathing.
A Can-Do Posture Intensive gives you a totally new 6-step movement process that you can use to recover expanded posture whenever you want.
A Can-Do Posture Intensive will give you new ways to engage your awareness and sensations so you can experience your body afresh.
The Can-Do Posture Method acknowledges that posture is more than a physical skill. Posture is an expression of feeling, and cannot be mastered without encountering feelings. Posture is also sometimes affected by past trauma. A Can-Do Posture Intensive is a feelings-positive space where you can explore your authentic experience of posture in all its dimensions.
Posture is not merely an individual behaviour. It is learned in childhood and practised every day in a social environment. And yet, most posture methods treat posture as something you can get better at on your own. The Can-Do Posture Method treats posture as unavoidably social, and uses group interaction as an essential part of postural learning.
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