Giraffes have seven vertebrae bones in their neck. That’s the same as us only bigger!
Like all animals, giraffes exude poise, despite looking like they’ve stepped out of a pantomime.
Have you ever scuttled past a shop window having caught a glimpse of your reflection and thought: “ Oh dear!” ?
Many of us are unhappy about our posture.
When anyone mentions the word “posture” people try to haul themselves out of a slump, sit bolt upright, and pull their shoulders back military style. But this position is uncomfortable and unsustainable for more than a few minutes, and before you know it you’ve sunk back down and rounded your shoulders again.
The trouble is a lifetime’s accumulation of poor posture can severely restrict our ability to move. And we become very settled in our habits so that it actually feels perfectly normal to over arch our back or hunch our shoulders.
We often think of posture as the way people hold themselves and how they look which permeates everything they do. And all they need to do in order to change is to hold themselves in a different way.
But it’s not about finding and holding a fixed perfect position. Ideally what we want is an easy upright posture which is more to do with effortless balance and coordination as well as being able to move naturally and easily.