Good posture is essential for the body to look good and function optimally. But the current ideas of posture need to be evolved. A few things to consider:
- Posture: comes from the word “position”. The human body is never and should never be statically posed (i.e. chest out, shoulders back, neck long, hips just so). Good posture by this definition is impossible to achieve and is actually bad for your body.
- Solid Core: has been associated (incorrectly) with good posture. Solid core principles and practices compromise human physiology and do the opposite, damaging the physiological benefits of good alignment.
- Alignment: is a term for the organization of parts for efficiency of use. Alignment in the body is so very important to efficiency of body systems. Better alignment of a mechanical device improves the ease of operation, simultaneously decreasing wear and tear. The better aligned your body is, the less wear and tear (effects of aging) on the body systems that are keeping you alive and making your life vital. There are many ways to organize things in your body…keep reading!
- Fluid Dynamics: The body is not a solid, it’s 55-70% water. The material that builds the body and holds it together, fascia, is 70% water! Additionally, when fascia is exposed to the effects of gravity, it behaves and moves like a fluid!! Fascia is dynamic and uses different principles for organizing body alignment.
- Tensegrity: is a principle of organization based on dynamic tension in a structure. Since the body is always moving- cell, tissue, organ, system, and organism- fascia creates dynamic alignment through tensegrity, the integrity of tensions in motion.
Come and join us for a revolutionary eye opening experience of exploring the new paradigm of GST Body’s Fluid Core Dynamics™ and how to create vital alignment through fascia tensegrity, to support the whole body- form and function.
This 3 hour workshop will teach you:
- Your true dynamic core- the entire spine and not just your abdominals!
- How to recondition current core tensions that are affecting your body and are negatively experienced as symptoms of neck and shoulder, low back and fibromyalgic type pains and other systemic issues including digestive complaints.
- How to use and power the lever of your spine correctly with continuum mechanics.
- How to move your spine and strengthen it dynamically through full body motion.
- How to find open space and freedom inside your body which feels so good and is so good for you.
Join Anna Rahe on Sunday, June 9 from 9 am-12 pm for this special workshop! $120, at GST Body, 7562 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles 90046.
Make sure to sign up here in advance to reserve your spot!
Our latest Featured Online Class is a brand new 30 minute class sequence that will introduce you to the many ways we’ve been experimenting with using a light weighted bar in our classes!
We’ve decided to start featuring one online class a month as a way to highlight some of the special content of our Online Studio and give you more context for your at home or on-the-go GST® practice!
First up to prep you for the brand new year is a brand new Conscious Conditioning 90 min class “What’s New at GST?”
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The human body is complicated, seriously complicated. So complicated in fact, that professionals and doctors have had to specialize in specific areas of focus. And we are grateful that we have specialists. We need them. But as with everything, there is a liability in relying on specialists. They have taken such a narrow scope of study that “they” or the field they are in becomes isolated and unable to give context back to the larger, more holistic perspective.
Our lifestyles pose a constant threat to our bodies. We are surrounded by forces that apply stress on us. From physical forces like gravity to the cellular stresses of environmental toxins, and even to the emotional strain of careers and other responsibilities, our bodies are working hard for our survival. Often we feel that we are victim to these stresses rather than being in charge of them. The goal of body care is to find options and create choices in order to balance the effects that these lifestyle liabilities place on us.
Body care must first and foremost be a lifestyle. It cannot be a fad or a new year’s resolution. It can’t be a drudge and a responsibility that has to be taken care of . It has to be a desire, a delight. Whatever the initial motivation, body care becomes a relationship and a kind of passion- that’s right; not obsession, but passion.
We always love seeing what we talk about and practice in GST being reinforced with other research and study. So it was great to stumble upon this short reflection on some of Tom Myers’ work recently on a Yoga website.
This has been a studio favorite for a while and we recently spruced it up with a few new selections so we thought we’d share it here too!
Now that you know you have this thing in your body called fascia, what is it made out of? Like many parts of your biology, your fascia has a specific recipe. The body recipe for fascia is collagen, elastin and ground substance.
We are so excited to announce that Anna Rahe’s first book will be released sometime this fall! “From Skin to Soul: The Definitive Guide to Total Body Fascia Care” will put GST and fascia into context for you and explain what you can do at home to experience our special Fascia Care Technology!