My name is Susan Green. During my career as a professional modern dancer/choreographer, I developed painful posture related problems. I spent over 10 years trying to correct it. After being introduced to the Mitzvah Technique, my whole approach to posture changed. Today, I enjoy freedom of movement without any debilitating pain.
The human body has an innate ability to spring upwards and heal itself, which is the fundamental principle behind this technique. A progressive series of practical exercises and therapeutic movements are taught that gently restore healthy posture and realign the skeletal framework. The Mitzvah Technique is complete in the sense that every aspect is interconnected to all of the other parts. Like a big circle, everything about this approach interconnects. Mitzvah Technique’s hands on table work, guided movement and advanced stool work are used in combination with the Mitzvah Exercises (chair, barre, stool, wall and floor). It gently undoes slouching patterns, downward compression, tension, holding, joint stiffness, and misuse of body mechanics. The practical discipline learned from all of the above becomes integrated into daily activities and applied to work and physical activities.
The very idea of improving your posture can be loaded with historical misconceptions which range from holding yourself stiffly upright to using mental directions or overworking muscles. It is easy to become discouraged from working on our posture because past efforts have not resulted in improvements.
This blog is going to look at how the Mitzvah Technique comfortably achieves ongoing healthy posture and body usage through movement. So much more that just improving your posture, those who study and practice the Mitzvah Technique exercises and discipline, are rewarded with more postural improvements, freedom of movement and health benefits than thought possible. It takes them way beyond their initial reasons for studying the Mitzvah Technique and any preconceived notions of their postural potential.
A practical guide book to achieving healthy posture is in the works!