It's what healthy babies and toddlers discover all on their own. It's the human body's design.
As a yoga teacher and massage therapist many years ago, I still experienced chronic pain in my own body.
I freed myself of pain and became more flexible and genuinely strong when I learned how to inhabit my body according to its innate design—the way all well-developing toddlers do.
"Kathleen's Alignment Basics workshop changed my life! At 67, I was experiencing neck, shoulder, and knee pain that worsened with age and seemed chronic. The pain melted away, along with what felt like a lifetime’s worth of stored tension. I began performing life’s daily activities—bending, stooping, climbing stairs, reading in bed—in total comfort again. Thank you, Kathleen!"
"Excellent!! The biomechanics of the course, coupled with her passion and grace made this the best! I encourage more courses from her for she inspires learning and promotes Omega goals and philosophy."
"This was a very enjoyable and rewarding course, conducted with grace, wit and good will. I have learned from insights generously shared. I would gladly come back again! Thank you!"
"My husband is thrilled that I don’t bug him for neck massages every day like I used to. Since learning how to stack up my bones, a lot of tension that I experienced on a daily basis is gone! And whenever I start getting tense or sore, I just stop and take the time to notice where I’ve gone astray and can almost always bring myself back to being comfortable again. Thank you many times over!"
"Just the sleeping exercises alone have helped so much. I wake up in the morning with no neck pain! Even my regular headaches have been helped by this new way of sleeping. On top of that, my knock knees (not as knocked anymore!) don’t hurt now when I walk down steps and my back feels better. If I have to stand for a long time, I can do it without my back hurting."
"I have experienced a number of body work modalities but in this workshop I learned numerous new and/or better ways to maintain a healthy musculo-skeletal system into old age. I highly recommend this workshop for everyone."
"I signed up for this workshop because in spite of a lengthy yoga practice I was still in pain. Kathleen seemed to have a new approach, so I signed on. This has been the most valuable workshop I have ever taken, and I hope it will be repeated next year. Everything immediately made sense and I have been feeling an enormous release from my chronic pain."
"Never before in the world of fitness has there been a more readable, ground-breaking, or seminal book than Natural Posture for Pain-Free Living. Through this revolutionary book, Kathleen Porter is about to rock your world!"
Jean Couch Founder and Director of the Balance Center and Coauthor of The Runner's Yoga Book
Our bones are the framework of support for our bodies, much like the wall studs and beams of a house. Yet the alignment of the skeleton along the vertical axis of gravity is largely overlooked today, even by fitness experts and yoga teachers. In a culture of cocked hips, sauntering models, and slouching TV watchers, where “chin up, shoulders back, stomach in” is believed to be good posture, we have forgotten what healthy alignment looks and feels like—leading to chronic neck, shoulder, and back pain for millions. This book presets the natural alternative that provides.