Posture Clinic With Melanie

Share Post:

Share on facebook
Share on linkedin
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on email

It’s All In The Detail

As a specialist physiotherapist experienced in assessing posture & treating back pain, my aim is to help people get the best out of their yoga. I know that small changes can make all the difference when it comes to sitting with comfort and ease and helping practitioners get the best out of their yoga and meditation.

When Melanie, an experienced Yoga Teacher, tried out the Buttafly for the first time, she sat with her habitual posture (left photograph). Although she felt immediately greater comfort than normal, I could see that some fine adjustments would help improve her position, and comfort, even more

Her habitual posture suggests to me that she usually sits on a flat surface whether the floor or regular yoga blocks and to compensate she routinely rotates her pelvis anteriorly to recreate a lumbar lordosis. This is a very common strategy among practitioners of yoga and meditation.

A knock-on effect is an extension of her thoracic spine. It’s subtle but there and shows in the gentle lifting of her chest. Notice the small but distinct gap between the circle and her thoracic spine, filled by the arrows.

In order to benefit fully from the ergonomic shape of the Buttafly, I gently guided her pelvis back to a neutral position (second photograph). This meant that her lumbar curve came into a natural alignment, as did the whole length of her entire spine. Her plumbline improved, so relaxing her lower back muscles, and with her pelvis settled in a neutral position, her hips released.

I’m available for one-to-one consultations online. To make a booking, click here.

Stay Connected

More Updates

The Buttafly Technique

A Gem For Back Pain I’ve been working with the Buttafly Technique for nearly five years now and still get a thrill of excitement at seeing the relief it brings.

Read full post »

Posture is Dynamic

A month ago, I started posting exercise and movement-related tips on TikTok and have received hundreds of comments from viewers asking for advice on how to “fix” their posture. It

Read full post »