I’m feeling slightly dazed and confused. The last 6 months have been a whirlwind of information. I don’t think I’ve learned so many new ideas since the good old college days. Its also a bit like the Matrix – when I learned these new ideas about movement, mechanics, and posture, it was like taking the red pill. I have seen the other side and there is no going back. And so I am confused.
It feels like I am stuck in a no man’s land between what I know to be true and what I used to know. I want to move forward and fully embrace these ideas, but I still feel the old ideas holding me back.
If you’ve ever wondered how many times a person could write on their blog about being confused, the answer is many. I don’t think I am the only one who goes through these phases of life: totally getting “it” and then being completely lost. It’s natural, right?
I am still flabbergasted that I was never taught how to squat properly until Creative Live. I have been squatting forever, was an athlete through school, and have done some weight training. Is it that the others had no idea? Or did they know, but not sure how to teach it? Or maybe it was that I wasn’t ready to listen?
Either way, I feel that I am in a place where I am struggling with how to convey these new thoughts and ideas to my students without being overly preachy. And yet there is still a part of me that wants to be overly preachy – because let’s face it, you only get one body in this lifetime, so you better treat it right.
There’s a new game you get to play once you’ve taken the red pill – Broken Body Creepers. Its very easy to play and takes only seconds to find a target, but the game goes a little something like this.
    1. Spot a Broken Body aka someone with terrible posture who is            
        unknowingly setting up patterns of tension and potential injury
    2. Snap an anonymous photo
    3. Share photo with the other players of BBC.

Sounds easy enough right? I bet if you just look out into your office, or over your laptop in the café, you will spot more Broken Bodies than you can shake a stick at. The person slumped over their computer with rounded shoulders and a skull that’s practically falling off of their shoulders? I am sure that’s how they lift weights at the gym. Or what about the person standing in line with all of their weight balanced on one foot with their other foot turned out to the side in a horrible angle? Don’t you think that they are unbalanced in terms of tissue tension from side to side?

Our movement errors come from our posture and follow us into whatever activity it is that we do. I would be honored if the time spent in class could be spent strengthening badass bodies instead of working to undo what you did to yourself all day. But for that it will require some work on your part.
Stand up straight. Feet parallel. Support your Spine.
Thank you in advance ;)