Ageless Spine, Lasting Health: The Open Secret to Pain-Free Living and Comfortable Aging

Ageless Spine, Lasting Health: The Open Secret to Pain-Free Living and Comfortable Aging

by Kathleen Porter

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Ageless Spine, Lasting Health: The Open Secret to Pain-Free Living and Comfortable Aging by Kathleen Porter


Ageless Spine, Lasting Health clearly illustrates just how the body is designed to really work and what true fitness and graceful aging can look like when you simply sit, stand, bend, walk, lift, reach and even sleep in a natural way. Genuine, natural strength is not about "developed" muscles, as almost all of us have come to believe, but is a natural interplay between elastic muscles and aligned bones. It's more about "working in" rather than "working out," and this book will show you how.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781933538402
Publisher: Synergy Books
Publication date: 12/01/2006
Pages: 212
Product dimensions: 6.57(w) x 9.37(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author


Kathleen Porter is a movement educator who offers classes and workshops in how to align one's bones. Many of the photographs for this book were taken during her travels in Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar (Burma) and Portugal. She lives in Hilo, Hawaii.

Table of Contents

Part I – A Body of Knowledge

Chapter One – The Shape We’re In
Chapter Two – Design for Life
Chapter Three – Amazing Grace
Chapter Four – Architecture in Flesh and Bone
Chapter Five – Three Wheels of Alignment
Chapter Six – Breathing Life into Structure
Chapter Seven – Meet Your Feet
Chapter Eight – Pregnant with Possibilities
Chapter Nine – Our Children in Peril
Chapter Ten – Working Out or Working in?
Chapter Eleven – Implications for Health
Chapter Twelve – Beyond the Physical

Part II – A Self-Guided Tour

Putting Alignment Into Practice
Exploration #1 Locating the Pelvic Landmarks
Exploration #2 Ringing the Pelvic Bell
Exploration #3 Standing Exploration
Exploration #4 Establishing Your Solid Seat
Exploration #5 Relaxing The Belly
Exploration #6 Connecting the Dots
Ringing the Rib Cage Bell
Exploration #7 Home Base for the Rib Cage
Exploration #8 Finding Length thru the Spine
Exploration #9 Shoulder Rolls
Exploration #10 A Good Head on Those Shoulders
Goose Neck
Open Your Eyes
Exploration #11 Standing Solidly on Two Feet
Foot Scoops
Exploration #12 Breathing Free
Let Go to Breathe

Part III – Putting It All Together

Down to Basics
How to Sit
How to Stand
How to Walk
How to Bend
Bending to Sit
Getting Up From a Chair
Sitting to Meditate
How to Sit for Meditation
Sleeping and Resting On Your Back
Lying on Your Side

A Few Parting Thoughts

List of Illustrations

Endnotes

Appendix

Index

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