Posture and Poise Tuesday 8 May 2018 - Week 2
If you have started following the Posture and Poise series Week 1 from last Tuesday 1 May you will be getting good at standing still with your eyes open and then closed AND getting close to that 7 minute goal.
So lets start this week's sequence.
Upon waking up clean your tongue, mouth and teeth and wash your face
2. Before taking any breakfast
Drink half a cup of warm water
3. At a time of the day that suits you ... breath
Whether it is first thing in the morning or mid afternoon or the evening sit and make yourself comfortable and breath 7 rounds of nice easy breathes. A round is made up of 1 in and 1 out breathe.
4. At a time of the day that suits you AFTER breathe work in 3 above
Stand straight, as still as you can, placing your arms along the side of your body. Keep your feet together and eyes open. Do this for 1 minute. Repeat this for 1 minute with eyes closed. You should be still and no wobbles with excellent balance now for this minute.
5. Next repeat 4 above but this time with EYES OPEN on TIP TOES for 3 minutes
6. Next repeat 5 above but this time with EYES CLOSED on TIP TOES for 3 minutes
7. Repeat 4, 5 and 6 above but this time for 2 minutes
You will find that there is a marked difference between standing straight and still with your eyes open and with them closed on TIP TOES. Unless you are an exception, you will wobble when you are trying to stand ON YOUR TOES with your eyes closed. So you now understand why you wobble when you are wearing stiletto heels once in a blue moon! Once again, it is very clear how absolutely crucial our sight is to stay balanced and upright on our toes!
Continue this practice each day gradually increasing the number of minutes you stand with your eyes open and then closed. You are aiming (or get close) to stand on tip toes for 4 minutes with eyes open and 4 minutes with eyes closed by day 7.
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