Posture, the way you carry yourself, is one of your most important assets in creating a first impression. Do you project youth, vigor, power, confidence and style when you enter a room? Does your body language say “look at me”? Your carriage is cosmetically as important as good hair and clothes are.
In my 30 years of clinical experience as a chiropractor I discovered that the single most important thing I can do to give patients a sense of well being (other than the adjustment) is to instruct them in movement. I realized I needed to impact an individual’s physical movement habits for longest lasting results and started coaching personally, drawing from my dance training and knowledge of core strengthening, as well as my personal experience with orthopedic limitations and surgery. I teach a training regimen that strengthens the body and readily improves posture. And it is NEVER TOO LATE to change posture and the way you carry yourself.
The training includes stretching through classical dance movement, breathing and core strengthening. The sum total is an artistic experience in exercise that builds posture and grace and provides cardiovascular work. It feels good, is fun to do (we actually laugh), and is “show work”, the effect on posture is often apparent during the initial session. This choreographed, balanced series of exercises,” Pinpoint Training”, is taught on a one-on-one basis, allowing my students the benefit of an experienced clinician’s eye and concentrated attention. Some analysis (postural and movement) is included as well as some hands on muscle balancing.
This program can be learned usually in 3 or 4 sessions and can then be done at home in approximately 30 minutes.
This training is an excellent precursor for any other workout programs or group classes, as an individual will then approach these disciplines with a stronger sense of core and correct placement. It is also helpful in working back from injury.
The consistent emotional reaction is that of joy and delight as individuals experience new and non-painful ways of stretching, strengthening and gaining an often new command of their bodies. This training alone will help you create an attractive, empowered first impression.
I was trained in ballet by Tatiana Riabouchinska and David Lichene of the Ballets Russes and in jazz by prominent LA and New York dancers.