Posture & Muscular Tension
Updated: Jul 9, 2020
“Your poise, postures, and gestures are the physical manifestations of your attitudes, perceptions, belief systems, self-esteem, feelings, and engagement. Be sure to know if they are working well or hindering the actualization of your potential. Being the architect for your habitual patterns of non-verbal language, you have the power to change any of it at any time.”
―Susan C. Young
The main pathogenic factor for muskuloskeletal complaints is incorrect posture. By reducing the tension, balance is restored in the meridians which leads to healing faster.
Pathology of bad posture
Bad posture causes tension in the muscles which results in stagnation of Qi, the Stabilizing Meridians which are the Heart & Kidney Meridians stops functioning properly. As a result the Bladder and Small Intestine meridians found on the back, shoulder and arms starts overcompensating for their counterpart meridians and gets tense.
Causes of tension:
* Due to repetitive posture, tension occurs in the muscles of the meridians which leads to stagnation of the meridians and in turn reduce flow of the Qi which leads to stagnation of the blood and body fluid causing the meridian and its related muscles to tense. Tension equals stagnation. * Emotional factors affect muscles to tense up.
The main complaints of musculoskeletal are: * Pain * Lack of energy * Stabbing * Heavy feeling * Pulling pain, cramps, spasm * Burning * Cold * Dull pain * Hollow pain
The muscles first become tired, when not treated and with repetitive bad posture, become fibrous.
Another important factor is the part played by the fascia which is the connective tissue that resembles our nervous system and engulfs everything in our body and alters its shape to adapt. Due to injury or bad posture, if we don't correct our posture or treat the reason, the fascia alters its shape to adapt and results in pathology.
Injury, stress and bad posture results in restriction in the fascia.
CranioSacral Therapy works on the fascia by releasing the restrictions held in it by unwinding to allow better movement which in turn will help reduce tension in the muscles and the meridians.
As always, please do reach out if you would like support in your healing journey.
- Love, Seta