Entries by somaticstretch

A Fairy Tale Story About Somatic Stretch®

For those who need a reminder, Somatic Stretch® : The Jarvis Technique is a slow, personal, learning process that changes your body from what is not working as well as you’d like, is uncomfortable, or in some way needs improving into a better functioning, easier-to-use, more pleasurable, satisfying and healthier vehicle in which to live […]

Grow Your Butt Or Use Your Butt?

“Big buns” My blog this time was prompted by a flood of posts coming into my inbox around January of this year about how to get full, rounded buttocks. The subject is a popular one and flogged on a regular basis, so it isn’t too late for me to have my say. In fact, articles […]

Buttock Strengthening vs. Yoga Bridge

In 1980, when I started teaching my program, Somatic Stretch (called BioSomatics at the time), yoga classes barely existed. The few you might find were in church basements, local shopping malls or small back rooms in some out-of-the-way buildings. Imported from the east as an authentic, five thousand-year discipline, yoga postures were taught with set […]

What’s the Difference Between Swayback and Swayback?

Many of my posts have dealt with posture and swayback, and as I’ve recently become aware that swayback is sometimes described as a posture that’s different from the way I refer to it, I want to clarify my meaning of it. The definition of swayback that I go by is a condition seen in horses […]

What A Horse’s Butt Taught Me About Posture

In my last blog, “Inner Body Fitness,” I wrote about images or pictures that spontaneously come into my head and that explain something to me. They’re like messages sent from some unknown and unasked source, and though I don’t understand at the time what they mean, I realize afterward they had a purpose in coming […]

Inner Body Fitness

Our bodies speak to us in many different ways, most often through a sensation of “feeling,” like hunger, or fatigue, or pain. My body often talks to me through images that I interpret as its way of explaining something to me. Sometimes it’s an answer to a question I didn’t even know I was asking, or it’s […]

The Secret To No Low Back Pain: It’s all in your posture

See larger graphic below If you’re one of the millions of individuals who suffer from low back pain – and if that doesn’t apply to you now there’s a high probability that one day it will – this article is for you. The simple truth is, whether in men or in women, swayback, in my […]

What Is Neutral Posture?

  Posture is a topic I’ve been deeply involved with since 1980 when I started teaching my program, Somatic Stretch®, with its ultimate goal of “proper posture.” Everything I taught then, under its original name of BioSomatics, I still teach to this day, and all of it came from working on, and changing, my own […]

My Body Care Toys

A lot has been written lately about stretching, whether you should or shouldn’t do it and what kind of stretching is best. My own viewpoint is that stretching is essential if you want to improve your posture – and thereby your health. It loosens the connections of your body parts so you’re able to move […]

Do You Want To Sit Without Back Pain?

As with my previous blog about two men who had injured their backs, I was prompted to write this article by coming across another instance of back pain on the ‘net. This time, it was a woman who had been sitting at a meeting and asked if she could lie on the floor because her […]