|Fig 13: Animals move with poise and
grace, maintaining superb postural balance at all times. Human
posture on the other hand is strangely deficient.
8. LET US
GET INVOLVED – POSTURE IS A SOCIAL PROBLEM:
There are so many things we are doing wrong, it is unlikely that
we will see substantial improvement in our collective posture in the
near future. It is more likely that we will have to struggle and
come to terms with this problem over the next three or four
generations. Yet in the mean time it is very important that we get
involved and get our SCHOOLS involved in ensuring that children in
the age group 0–10 at least have every opportunity to grow up with
good posture. Chiefly let us say Yes to the following:
- All dress to be suspended from the shoulders. Shorts and
trousers to be worn without elastic.
- Use of footwear, which allow the feet to move precisely as
they do when we walk bare-footed. When possible, children can be
encouraged to remove their footwear. (Modern shoes are too
confining: using space age materials it should be possible to make
ultra light and flexible shoes which do not inhibit the bones and
muscles in the feet in any way).
- Chairs (benches preferably) as in Fig 8b. Children can also be
encouraged to squat on the floor.
- Less pressure of studies on young children, so they can remain
in Present Space most of the time. Encourage learning by play and
Dear friends, just as in learning how to swim, the only way to
correct your posture is to jump into the water. Best of luck.
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