Postural Assessment - 1
The essence of Structural Integration is the dynamic tonal balance between the surface of the body, the body’s core and gravitational pull. Postural assessment is the first pillar of a yoga therapy examination and begins from the base(s) of support (BOS) in all standard postures (sitting, standing, gait, supine, and prone) and is considered to be foundation rather than complementary.
Static postural analysis is the synthesis of the body structure and systems seek to balance the ‘tone’ of muscles, posture and energy balance with emotional balance at any given time. In normal posture gravity acts in a balanced line along the curves of the spine. And if the human movement is balanced without compensation, so instead of the body fighting gravity, one can use gravity as an energy source.
Muscles are balanced
Pelvis is Neutral
Top of the Pelvis is directly over the lower edge (no tilt)
Earlobes are directly over the shoulder
Natural Curve of the spine produces the least stressful posture (standing, sitting and walking)
Client also report feeling physically uplifted. This lift is due to the client’s new relationship to gravity. Once that lift has been felt, no other state will do.
Clients can report feeling physically uplifted, due to the new relationship with gravity after sessions in deep tissue, rolfing or Stretching. The results are long lasting, injury, illness or misuse can reduce the effects.
Tune-up sessions, either after stressful events or at 6- to 24-month intervals as preventive maintenance, maintain that graceful and balance with gravitational forces.
Movement Techniques - 2
“Movement techniques” are a way of learning how you can get rid of harmful tension in your body." Although certainly not a full definition of 'fixing postural issues,’ this is a good start.*
"Movement Techniques are a way of learning to move mindfully through life. The Alexander process shines a light on inefficient habits of movement and patterns of accumulated tension. Tai Chi and Qi Gong remove patterns which interfere with our innate ability to move easily and according to how we are designed. These are simple yet powerful approach that offers the opportunity to take charge of one’s own learning and healing process, because it’s not a series of passive treatments but an active exploration that changes the way one thinks and responds in activity. It produces a skill set that can be applied in every situation.
Lessons leave one feeling lighter, freer, and more grounded."
"The Alexander Technique is a method that works to change (movement) habits in our everyday activities.”
Tai Chi and Qi Cong are simple and practical methods for improving ease and freedom of movement, balance, support and coordination through graceful movement and recovery.
These techniques teach the use of the appropriate amount of effort for a particular activity, giving you more energy for all your activities. It is not a series of treatments or exercises, but rather a reeducation of the mind and body. The Alexander Technique is a method which helps a person discover a new balance in the body by releasing unnecessary tension. It can be applied to sitting, lying down, standing, walking, lifting, and other daily activities..."
Corporate Wellness - Complete Therapy
The hallmark of Koda Therapy’s individualized Corporate Wellness program
We work with individuals to help them improve their health and wellbeing and support them through the process of change so they can get the most out of their life. Changing lifestyles and habits takes time and effort but the rewards are big.
Small changes can achieve sustained health benefits and it’s never too late to start. There is a wealth of information that can assist you but the most important part needs to come from you and you wanting to change.
You need to see that the benefits of changing outweigh the benefits of not changing.
Each session focuses on freeing restrictions or holdings trapped in a particular region of the body. A practitioner also maintains a holistic view of the client’s entire system during each session, thus ensuring the transforming a tired body evolves in a comfortable and harmonious way.
Corporate Stress Management Training
At Koda Therapy we provide on-site services that fit your culture. There is no one size fits all corporate wellness believers say. These often include a blend of on-site fitness classes, meditation session, chair massage sessions, and special events like rescue puppy visits, pop-up smoothie bars, and chair massage events.
Lifestyle and behavior changes have shown to be significant impact on chronic disease. You know your lifestyle and behavior — the decisions you make every day — can affect your health and even shorten your life.
Lifestyle medicine is an evidence-based medical specialty that can help you make the right changes to improve your health. We work with local providers to enhance the baseline of Lifestyle Change.
The six pillars of lifestyle medicine are:
Healthful eating of whole, plant-based foods and lean protein.
Increasing physical activity.
Forming and maintaining relationships.
Managing stress with healthy coping strategies.
Cessation of tobacco use and other unhealthy habits.
We build on this foundation through ‘stress management and meditation techniques.
We create a clinically integrated ‘stress reduction’ and sleep enhancement plan personalized plan just for you, tailored to your needs, current health status, goals, preferences and life situation.