Posture & Natural Movement Training

Learn what it takes to eliminate joint pain and restore natural posture.
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  • Lectures 60
  • Length 4.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 1/2016 English

Course Description

The human body has evolved over an unimaginable amount of time to become what it is today. Unfortunately, modern society does not reflect the movements our ancestors performed on a daily basis.

We are not designed to sit in chairs and stare at our computer, phone, and television screens. We are built to walk, run, climb, swing, throw, and play everyday. When we sacrifice these natural movements patterns in daily life, our posture suffers.

When alignment and posture become compromised, our other body systems cannot perform correctly. We begin to develop issues in other areas such as our digestive, muscular, respiratory, nervous and circulatory system. This will not only affect our bodies, but our minds as well.

To address posture, we must shift they way we look at movement in day to day life. We must acquire a basic understand for of the human body and what it looks like underneath the skin. We must build a strong sense of mind-body awareness and regain control.

In this course, we will first discuss what proper alignment is and why we loose our ability to move over time. We will then go over basic concepts in regards to human biomechanics and how we develop specific muscular patterns.

Once you understand the core concepts, we will break down each major joint of the body including the spine, hips, shoulders, arms, wrists, fingers, legs, ankles, toes, ribs, and jaw. With each joint, will go over basic anatomy, postural issues, how to release tension and how to promote proper alignment.

By the end of this course, you will have the tools and techniques to address your specific postural issues and what it takes to fix them.

Through restoring posture, you can alleviate joint pain, perform daily movements with ease and live life to the fullest.

What are the requirements?

  • Various materials will be discussed in the course. Most are minimal and easily acquired.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand the anatomy of the human body and how it applies to biomechanics.
  • Effectively use a variety of tools & techniques to increase joint health and reduce pain.
  • Develop strong mind-body awareness to break poor postural habits and restore joint mobility.

What is the target audience?

  • This course is designed for anyone with joint pain including shoulder, back, neck, hip and knee pain. Various progressions and techniques will be provided for every type of person regardless of age, sex or body type.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Intro to Posture
07:01

Who am I?

What is this course about?

Why did I make it?

Disclaimer
1 page
09:31

What is posture? Why do we develop dysfunctions and joint pain over time?

1 page

Proper standing posture is when all the joints of the body are stacked on top of each other from the front and sides. This includes:

  • The ankle, knee, hip and shoulder blade form a line when looking from the front
  • Toes point straight
  • Hands hang down at the sides of the body with the thumbs pointing straight
  • The ball of the ankle (lateral malleolus), knee, hip, shoulder and ear form a line when looking from the side
  • Shoulders and hips are level when drawing horizontal lines
  • Spine is straight when looking from the back
  • Pelvis is level from front to back
  • The spine can bend and rotate freely without pain

1 page

Here is an example of how my posture has changed over time. Keep in mind that this is my natural resting position and I am not trying to force anything. Pictures taken in March, August, December (2015), and January (2016) respectively.

My Posture Progress: Left Side View
1 page
My Posture Progress: Right Side View
Preview
1 page
My Posture Progress: Back View
Preview
1 page
Section 2: Human Biomechanics & Evolution
02:44

Human beings evolved to move with rotation in the spine. The most basic and fundamental human movement is walking, also known as gait.

02:11

My gait cycle as well as issues resulting from improper posture and biomechanics.

03:50

Start a movement journal regarding your posture and examples of movement.

Section 3: Foundations of Posture
04:31

The human body is a closed system. Everything is connected.

06:12

Fascia is the material that holds our bodies together. It is interwoven between our cells and helps connect everything. Unfortunately, it can promote dysfucntion too.

Section 4: Dysfunction & Addressing Posture
04:58

Human brains are very different than other animals due to our unique frontal lobes. We are constantly learning how to move and adapt depending on how our bodies and perceptions change over time.

06:04

Did you know that your muscles talk to each other independently of your brain?

03:31

We have protection mechanics that help prevent injury, but can also be used to restore posture.

01:47

How would you define pain?

08:49

The user manual/formula to start addressing postural dysfunction and realigning your body.

Section 5: Releasing Tension
06:25

The inescapable force that can hurt and heal us.

04:07

One of the most important practices to develop when it comes to healing dysfunction is simply resting on the floor.

03:28

Other tools you can use release tension.

02:01

Using the wall to guide proper alignment.

Section 4 Homework
03:23
Section 6: Posture & Movement
07:04

We need to practice moving in natural patterns so we can function in unatural ones.

05:45

Injury is part of life. It happens and it sucks. So, here are some common injuries and things to consider if they occur.

Section 7: Awareness
09:08

Regardless of postural dysfunction, your body will do everything it can to walk upright. So, how do balance systems work and what can you do to train them?

Section 8: The Shoulder
Joint Actions of the Shoulder Girdle
03:08
Shoulder Anatomy
07:05
Shoulder Posture
03:21
Shoulder Release
09:49
Shoulder Exercises
06:21
Section 7 Homework
02:48
Section 9: The Arm & Hand
Arm & Hand Joint Actions / Anatomy
03:33
Arm & Hand Posture
03:16
Arm & Hand Release
04:25
Arm & Hand Exercises
02:05
Section 8 Homework
00:33
Section 10: The Head, Neck & Ribcage
Head, Neck & Ribcage Posture
04:21
Breathing Anatomy
03:40
Head Anatomy
02:14
Head, Neck & Ribcage Release
04:35
Head, Neck & Ribcage Exercises
05:14
Section 9 Homework
01:35
Section 11: The Hip & Thigh
The Hip Joint
01:12
Hip & Thigh Anatomy
03:10
Hip & Thigh Posture
12:33
Hip & Thigh Release
10:28
Hip & Thigh Exercises
06:21
The Squat
04:01
The Lunge
Preview
02:39
Practical Hip & Thigh Movement
02:39
Section 10 Homework
02:49
Section 12: The Leg & Foot
The Foot Joint
01:13
Leg & Foot Anatomy
01:25
Leg & Foot Posture
05:44
Leg & Foot Release
06:03
Leg & Foot Exercises
03:53
Section 11 Homework
01:06
Section 13: Posture: Piecing Together the Puzzle
05:54

Let's bring everything together and discuss how to restore posture from a holistic perspective.

Section 14: Posture & Life
12:37

My personal and spiritual connection to posture and life.

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Instructor Biography

Joe Haugh, Human Body Mechanic

I have dedicated myself to understanding how the human body works and sharing this knowledge with others. I am a student first and a teacher second.

My journey into the health and fitness industry began in high school when I became an assistant hockey coach. Working with players only a couple years younger than me, I began to cultivate my passion for training.

After high school, I moved from Minnesota to San Diego to pursue a degree in kinesiology. While attending San Diego State University, I founded a martial arts club and continued my love of teaching. I trained students in muay thai kickboxing and self defense.

As I finished up my degree at SDSU, I started my own personal training business. I trained hundreds of clients in a variety of disciplines including martial arts, yoga, strength training, swimming, speed/agility training and meditation. However, all of that changed when I began learning about posture.

I was horrified by how dysfunctional my body had become over the course of my life. Even though I was exercising often and in "good shape," my body was breaking down. I had shoulder pain, lower back pain, TMJ, crepitus, digestive problems, neck pain..and the list goes on.

So, I dived in head first and began researching extensively. I took everything I had learned and started criticizing every little detail. I studied a variety of disciplines revolving around posture such as physical therapy, chiropractics, biomechanics, eastern medicine/philosophy, dance and training with unconventional tools. I experimented on myself and found what worked and what didn't.

Through what I have learned, I have been able to completely change my posture and alleviate my susceptibility to pain/injury.

Now, the journey continues. The never ending journey of learning and sharing this information with as many people as possible.

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