Mitzvah Mechanism


The Mitzvah Mechanism regulates and maintains our upright posture. It is our inherent upward rippling motion that gently reinforces our body’s balance with gravity. – M. Cohen – Nehemia

The Mitzvah Technique is based upon the Mitzvah Mechanism, our body’s innate ability to spring upward and realign the skeletal framework and rebalance the musculature.

The Mitzvah Mechanism is:
•  Our body’s innate, dynamic and organized ability to self correct postural alignment
•  A gentle, subtle upward rippling motion that uniquely elongates the spine.
•  The body’s ability to gently spring upward using the force of gravity’s action/reaction to our benefit.
(Newton’s 3rd law of energy and motion, for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction)

The Mitzvah Mechanism was identified by founder M. Cohen – Nehemia. It is activated as you sit up and stand up and operates while walking. It is the upward flow of motion that taps into our body’s upward response to gravity (action/reaction) and is also known as the upward force.
Slouching habits are directly addressed through the physical exaggeration of the Mitzvah Mechanism – the spine lengthens,the chest expands, back widens, head/neck frees, and tension/stress releases.Pain causing compression and twisting from slouching are drawn out as the body elongates.

Detailed Definition of the Mitzvah Mechanism:
The Mitzvah Mechanism is the interplay of physical forces acting between the pelvis and the spine.

This interplay of motion brings an upward rippling motion involving the pelvis, spine and head in a dynamic relationship.

When this physical act is synchronized as a total body action; the spine lengthens, chest expands, back widens, the neck frees and the head rebalances itself freely on top of the spine, while stimulating a deep breathing and releasing tension and stress build ups.

This gently reinforces the body’s balance with gravity to realign the skeletal framework and rebalance the musculature. 

The Mitzvah Technique uniquely taps into our innate ability to spring upward to reinforce our body’s balance with gravity. The Mitzvah Technique realigns and rebalances the body through an upward rippling wave like flowing motion that extends from the base of the feet, through the top of the head. This upward rippling wave like motion spawns postural alignment improvements, tension/stress release and a deeper breathing. Our dormant inherent Mitzvah Mechanism is revealed allowing us to achieve relaxed upright postural alignment. which helps to correct the source of aches and pains.

“The Mitzvah Mechanism is the name given to the rippling corrective mechanism of the neuromuscular skeletal system – an interplay of physical forces acting between the pelvis and spine involving the head in a dynamic relationship. The motion of the pelvis acts as the dominant force which triggers an upward rippling movement through the body. It triggers the spine with every move and step we take, reinforcing our body’s balance with gravity, thus regulating and maintaining our upright posture. Its dynamic relationship, which involves the pelvis, spine and head, rippling in an upward motion, culminates with the head rebalancing freely on top of the spine.” – M.Cohen-Nehemia