KEY CONCEPT SELF-GO TESTS IN SITTING AND STANDING:
These tests involve producing your exaggerated poor alignment by essentially letting go and allowing yourself to view your worst alignment.
These tests are not meant to be repeated as an exercise; use them only in the beginning, till you are aware of your exaggerated poor alignment; after that perform your postural adjustment exercise by simply sitting or standing in your comfortable alignment and then proceeding directly to your exaggerated good alignment.
EXAGGERATED GOOD ALIGNMENT:
As you perform the postural adjustment exercises, your body will move from poor alignment to this alignment.
Exaggerated good alignment represents almost an over correction of your postural alignment that you consciously hold and look at for short periods of time (10-30 seconds); this overcorrection will help to change your postural “computer” so that it learns that this improved alignment is you.
This way, when you relax and let go of holding yourself in the exaggerated good alignment, your body will return to a more neutral improved alignment; that is, it will not return totally to your poor alignment for a while.
Over time, by repeating the postural adjustment exercises that move you into exaggerated good alignment numerous times on a daily basis, your posture will actually change toward this improved alignment.
This refers to the optimal balance of the body blocks from front to back and side to side. You achieve neutral position by getting into exaggerated good alignment, then gradually relaxing, then gradually relaxing; the resulting improved alignment is your neutral position for the time being; it can gradually improve your time.
BATHING AND DRESSING ON THE TOILET BAD MOVES:
Avoid slumping, straining, and holding your breath. Pushing hard through the rectum while slumping is an especially aggravating move for the low back.
Avoid clenching your jaw and tensing the neck and facial muscles. These are common habits that add painful stress to the neck region.
Avoid holding your breath. This causes increased stress throughout your system.