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

Nehemia’s Mitzvah Technique was identified by the Mitzvah Technique founder M. Cohen – Nehemia.

The Mitzvah Mechanism is:
•  Our innate 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 body’s organized and dynamic way to reinforce and exercise itself with gravity during sitting up, standing up and walking.

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 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