The individual appearance of every human being – our unconsciously adopted posture
The individual appearance of every human being – our unconsciously adopted posture – is the result of environmental factors that influence our body. Personal experiences, family influences, the way we use or abuse our body every day, whether at work or in our free time, as well as injuries on a physical or emotional level are all imprinted in our body and can show in our posture.
When we are exposed to chronic stress, the body reacts by muscle- and connective tissue contractions, painful restrictions and lack of mobility. The body tries to compensate these uneven tissue tensions, in order to balance the static dysfunction. Once the body is out of alignment, it automatically needs a lot more energy to move and to be upright. Thus, even the simplest daily activities can make us really tired, even though we don’t consciously associate our fatigue or lack of flexibility with our postural imbalance.