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Up With GravitySM Lesson 2 – Using your Center of Gravity while Moving — 12 Comments

  1. Hi Robert
    I’m almost 67 and for years have been aware of my poor posture, but have seemed powerless to adjust it. My shoulders are rounded and by head pushes forward. Yoga helps me become aware but focus soon falls away once I’m outside the yoga studio. Instantly, after locating my centre of gravity and practising arrow, line and circle walking my posture seems significantly better. My shoulders automatically seem to drop and move back without me specifically focusing on them. I realise I’ll need to work on this if it is to become my new way of being, and I have many years of bad habits to undo, but I’m excited and optimistic that it’s never too late
    Thank you
    Jan

  2. Hi!

    I am overweight and suffer from very intense sciatica, so I can literally feel how I’m punishing my body when I walk in general. I’m so excited by just trying this way of walking around the house; it’s gentle and smooth – unlike my usual heavy step.

    Thanks for sharing this 🙂

    Regards

    Miki

  3. Hi Robert,

    I’ve been playing with these ideas today when walking around the house.

    My habit is to walk fast, pushing myself forward. Using my centre of gravity while moving helped me to find my natural, more comfortable pace.

    Thanks for sharing your work, very useful.

    All the best
    Jacek

  4. Hello Robert,

    I would like to ask you if when we walked back, the position of arrow tip changes to the back. There’s a change in the reverse walking?

    • Hi Ramon, Great question! Yes, if you’re walking backward, the arrow tip should point backward. You can do the same sorts of experiments with backward walking as with ordinary walking.

      Robert

  5. Robert,

    Perhaps I missed it, but where (at least in my mind) should my center of gravity be located relative to my feet? Over my toes? Over my heels? Anywhere that I will not tip over?

    • If you locate your CG (lesson 1) and locate your feet, then you’ll know. If you happen to be standing, of course, it’s petty much over your feet – but the precise relationship depends a lot on HOW you’re standing. For some people, it could be behind, or in front, of their feet – pretty solid evidence of very poor posture.

  6. This information immediately caused a change in the feeling of being in my body. I’m newly introduced to these ideas and have been searching for more. Thanks for the time and care you took in putting this into words.

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