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“The Importance of Good Posture”

Most imbalance and disharmony within the body’s energy systems are eliminated if we improve our posture. Poor posture interferes with thymus flow, and thus lowers Life Energy and introduces cerebral imbalance. And obviously the therapeutic power of our breathing — for our selves and others – is adversely affected if our shoulders are hunched over and our lungs and diaphragm are constricted.

A position for improving posture is the Alexander Horizontal Position, part of the Alexander Technique, developed by F. Matthias Alexander. It aligns the body, permitting a free flow of energy throughout and enabling the thymus to monitor and correct imbalances.

Lie on your back with your knees bent, your feet flat on the floor, and the outside of your thighs parallel to your hips. Put some books under your head so that your spine and neck are aligned. In this position you will be relaxed and receptive to all the tonifying influences around you, such as music. It should be a daily procedure.

Extract from the book Notes on the Spiritual Basis of Therapy

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