Ideally, gravity evenly distributes throughout the body.
Ideally, gravity evenly distributes throughout the body. The individual segments support each other and do not necessitate additional muscle energy to allow us to be upright.
The little illustration gives you an idea, what being in or out of balance can be like. In the aligned figure you can see that ankle, knee, hip joint, shoulder and ear are all in line and thus balance is the natural result and the body thrives upward. In the misaligned figure you can see that ear, shoulder, hip, knee and ankle are out of sync. Here the myofascial system is unable to guarantee balanced relationships and thus can create pain and disease. Since we stopped moving around on all fours, our relationship to gravity has drastically changed and become more complex.