Your Brilliant Back: 28 Day Posture Reboot
Discover... Moving with more Awareness and Ease
Forward Head Posture
Imbalances in Sitting
Imbalances in Standing
Relieve Chronic Discomfort & Pain
Do you suffer from chronic back pain? What about stiff and distracting neck discomfort?
Does sitting trigger lower back issues? Perhaps repetitive actions at work or performing daily activities seem to give you trouble.
Are you confused about your posture?
We often take our back, and for that matter our body for granted until we have pain. And, our backs are vulnerable, as most chairs do not support proper posture. Along with stresses at home or work, driving, even a poor diet and a lack of time outdoors can lead to, or contribute to, imbalance and chronic pain issues.
How you sit, stand, move – even speak and breathe will impact your posture and the way you experience balance and ease in your body.
Interview with Kristin Maxwell -
Is Posture the New SuperPower?
My 28 Day Posture Program has been developed over my 30 year career as a teacher of the Alexander Technique.
I share what I have learned from two back injuries during my dance career to a healed state where my body feels restored and is thriving.
Introduction to the 28 Day Progam
What you can expect from the program
Experience Your Body’s Natural Balance, as you learn skills for long term health.
Apply the basic principles of the Alexander Technique, learn basic anatomy to guide your journey
Begin the process of healing old injuries, decreasing stress on joints & safeguard intervertebral discs
Experience more vitality & fluidity in your back and spine
Tools to build awareness in assisting you in healing and aging
This is not an exercise program. We use "Subtle Motions" and "Micro-movements" to work with areas that are stuck or holding tension.
In the 28 day program
You are guided to embody the components that are necessary to restore balance & coordination
We focus on building awareness and directing our thinking to support long lasting changes
Experience "Dynamic Posture" for relief of neck and back issues and support graceful aging
You learn that how you stand and how you sit is critical to being pain free and having a healthy back
You experience the power of breathing and guided imagery to greatly reduce stress
Understand how to undo stress patterns caused by professional demands and repetitive actions
Incorporate skills that support you when healing from trauma, injury or accidents
Overview of the 28 Day Program
Week 1 Days 1-7
Freeing the Neck & Back
In this foundational week, I lay the groundwork for our journey.
You will learn:
The importance of becoming the observer.
What is Restorative Rest and how to practice it, setting the framework for resetting patterns of stress and tension.
Simple anatomy that will give you a visual guide to focus your attention on.
Learn a foundational principle of the Alexander Technique, “Free the Neck”. What does that mean? And how you do it.
How building awareness and releasing key points around the head and neck contribute to lengthening and widening the back.
A simple and calming breathing focus.
Days 8 & 9 Restorative Rest and Reset
Week 2 Days 10-16
The Balanced Body
Using the principles that we set-up in our first week, we begin the exploration of fine-tuning weights and balances.
We will explore:
The relationships of our torso.
Our feet and how we stand.
How we balance.
How are legs integrate into our pelvis and low back.
Carriage of the shoulder girdle.
Using our arms.
Day 17 & 18 Restorative Rest & Reset
Week 3 Days 19-25
Easeful and Fluid Motion
Completing our first two weeks has paved the way to turn our focus on how we move.
We will turn our attention to finding ease and fluidity in:
Sitting and standing with ease.
The 3 movements that are essential for a healthy spine.
How to experience more ease and fluidity in your spine.
Exploring breathing from different perspectives.
Day 26 &27 Restorative Rest and Reset
Day 28 Guided Meditation
What you can expect
Create an account at Thinkific, the "Purchase Course" button will take you to Thinkific
Pay for the program
You will have access to the modules
I suggest that you view one module each day for 28 days
You will come away with a "Building Block" for that day, to be incorporated into your day.
You will receive an affirmation for each day.
Each daily sequence taken on it’s own (or alone) may not seem so remarkable or special that this could have that much of an impact. However, When we stack them one on top of the others, there is an experience of escalation, as each day builds on the experience of the previous day, creating momentum, multiplying what has come before – creating results.
Revitalize the way you feel in your body, impacting your work, play and family time
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to do the 28 days in succession? What happens if I miss a day?
The most important thing is to stay in sequence. If you miss a day (or more), just pick up where you left off. Also, if you are getting a lot from one sequence, you can repeat it as many times as necessary. Again, just stay in sequence.
I understand that the Building Block Challenge is something that we need to work with during the day, is it complicated? What if I get really busy and forget?
The daily Building Block is at the heart of the course. The lecture of the day will lead organically into the Building Block Challenge. To get the most out of the program, it's important to have reminders of the daily challenge and I will give you a fun way to have reminders throughout the day.
What are the requirements to take the course? Do I need to purchase anything?
The most important requirement is for you to be open and feel motivated to learn something new and to create change. Once you have purchased the course, I recommend that you have a journal and some post-it or magnetic notes.
How is this different from other programs that say they relieve back pain?
There are many approaches to addressing posture improvement, chronic discomfort and pain. Most programs focus on exercise or yoga moves. The Brilliant Back Program is very different from other programs. My work revolves around building awareness that can be applied right away. As opposed to exercises, my program uses "subtle motions", "micro-movements" and directing your thinking to release holding patterns and re-educate the body into a more natural alignment.
One benefit of the program is that the principles you learn will become life long skills! And these skills can become the underlying foundation as you perform any exercises or work-out routine.
Seated at your desk, driving long distances, hiking, playing an instrument or simply preparing a meal, you will be able to approach these activities with a new awareness, sense of balance and graceful posture!