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Have you ever observed other peoples posture at Jiu Jitsu? I have noticed. Some good, fair, and bad. Bad posture will eventually cause back pain. It can be corrected.

Take a look at the picture of the guy in the blue shirt? Which posture do you have? Unfortunately, I have thoracic kyphosis but I am doing something about it. Hopefully you have good posture. Posture is important because it will prevent unnecessary back pain as you age and improve health.

Slouching stresses the spine in a way that is not natural. Rounded shoulders is bad for the back and can restrict lung capacity. It is caused by weak muscles in the back.

Sitting in a chair is the same as standing but without legs. The spine is straight not slouching.

If there is any doubt, I’m not doctor and recommend getting diagnosed by a professional.

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Great article on how to develop good posture.

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/07/07/6-bad-postures-that-are-ruining-your-health-and-how-to-correct-them/

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… You don’t have to be this guy!!!

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As we worked on Esquima, a fighting drill from the clinch, I was totally detached from all the problems outside of class.  I was living completely in the moment.  Each class has required complete attention of the mind; however, the  mind would attempt to day dream or be distracted by chores I needed to do, or other problems..  When the mind wanders,  that was when problems started  arising in the mind and I would miss details.  According to buddhist monks that I follow on YouTube,  a wandering mind will lead to unhappiness. I have been trying to meditate, just sitting, not moving, for eight minutes, at night before bed, and focusing on breathing.  When you concentrate on breathing, the mind will stop wandering.

This may seem like non sense to some.  It has taken almost two hundred classes before I could stand at attention without swaying. I learned that swaying while standing at attention was an indication that the mind was not calm.   The slight swaying from one foot to the other was mainly due to back pain. I had terrible posture.  When the back was out of alignment, the back would pinch on a nerve causing pain. I have been working on improving my posture ever since my shoulder injury in October of 2012.  As the instructor would talk, I would have to focus on the mind to stop moving.  I had to bring my consciousness to this.

I noticed that I wasn’t moving in base, ninety degrees,  during technique review and I had bad balance. I always had good balance.   During esquima, I was hunched over so my practice partner lightly shoved me to the floor to show that I was vulnerable to an attack. Bad posture and back pain were related.  I need to correct these problems of the body.

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