• spinal
  • Poor posture can result in spinal and joint dysfunction as a result of muscle changes. (wikipedia.org)
  • When the devotee is seeking to direct his mind and life force upward through the cerebrospinal axis to the centers of higher consciousness in the brain, he should avoid stricture or pinching of the spinal nerves caused by improper posture. (yogananda-srf.org)
  • The second component of decorticate posturing is the disruption of the lateral corticospinal tract which facilitates motor neurons in the lower spinal cord supplying flexor muscles of the lower extremities. (wikipedia.org)
  • When I was eleven years old and in the fifth grade another event occurred which provided me with a great opportunity to begin learning about posture and spinal alignment. (3ho.org)
  • 2002
  • The 2002 Nuclear Posture Review also included components requiring the "Pentagon to draft contingency plans for the use of nuclear weapons against at least seven countries, naming not only Russia and the "axis of evil"-Iraq, Iran, and North Korea-but also China, Libya and Syria. (wikipedia.org)
  • Squat
  • People use the squatting postures when using squat toilets or when defecating in the open in the absence of toilets. (wikipedia.org)
  • Squat toilets are designed to facilitate this posture. (wikipedia.org)
  • Modern-day squat evangelists make money off the claim that a "more natural" posture wards off all sorts of health problems, from Crohn's disease to colon cancer. (slate.com)
  • Other entrepreneurs peddle similar products, like the In-Lieu , the Lillipad , the Evaco toilet converter , and, for those who don't like explaining their squat platform to house guests, a $688 Singaporean toilet that lets users switch among different squatting and sitting postures, from the "East Asian squat" to the "aft sit. (slate.com)
  • chest
  • Patients with decorticate posturing present with the arms flexed, or bent inward on the chest, the hands are clenched into fists, and the legs extended and feet turned inward. (wikipedia.org)
  • citation
  • not in citation given] Since posturing is an important indicator of the amount of damage that has occurred to the brain, it is used by medical professionals to measure the severity of a coma with the Glasgow Coma Scale (for adults) and the Pediatric Glasgow Coma Scale (for infants). (wikipedia.org)
  • muscles
  • Posture, when correct, helps to increases one's ability to breathe, and allows muscles to work at optimum capacity. (wikipedia.org)
  • A person displaying decorticate posturing in response to pain gets a score of three in the motor section of the Glasgow Coma Scale, due to the flexion of muscles due to the neuro-muscular response to the trauma. (wikipedia.org)
  • bend
  • In a squatting posture, the bend straightens out, like a kink ringed out of a garden hose, and defecation becomes easier. (slate.com)
  • Sitting
  • The sitting posture on the other hand is used in toilets that have a pedestal or "throne", where users generally lean forward or sit at 90-degrees to a toilet seat. (wikipedia.org)
  • So-called "Western-style" flush toilets and also many types of dry toilets are designed to be used in a sitting posture. (wikipedia.org)
  • If your posture isn't the best, there are a few techniques you can try to get yourself in the habit of standing and sitting up straight. (wikihow.com)
  • For help improving your posture when you're sitting and driving, scroll down! (wikihow.com)
  • Crane's research seeks to quantify sitting posture for people who use wheelchairs and prevent pressure ulcers and improve technology for wheelchair users. (hartford.edu)
  • involves
  • The first method involves the participant viewing videotaped actors performing certain actions and the second method involves having the participant sit in a certain posture and then self-reporting their emotions. (wikipedia.org)
  • periods
  • Professional musicians not only hold these postures while on stage performing, but through extended periods off stage often 8 hours or more of daily practice. (bellaonline.com)
  • person
  • Posture can signal both the enduring characteristics of a person (character, temperament, etc.), and his or her current emotions and attitudes. (wikipedia.org)
  • Clothing may also signal closed posture: a buttoned suit, or a handbag or briefcase held in front of the person. (wikipedia.org)
  • widely
  • Posture collars typically flare widely at the front to reach from the chin to the collarbone, preventing the wearer from hanging their head or looking downward. (wikipedia.org)
  • Evaluation
  • Self-validation theory is when a participant's posture has a significant effect on his or her self-evaluation of their emotions. (wikipedia.org)
  • Because I didn't care much for my fifth grade teacher or perhaps because I was just curious, I made a deliberate effort to purposely fail the posture evaluation. (3ho.org)
  • long
  • For those of us who due to a lack of self discipline and "could not be bothered" attitude, perhaps a gizmo like the $89.95 Biofeedback Posture Trainer might come in handy in the long run. (coolest-gadgets.com)
  • people
  • With the right intervention and awareness, people with kyphosis can improve their condition by improving their posture and getting the right type of treatment. (livestrong.com)
  • In a very simple sense I could answer that I am a 'Posture Master' and I teach people how to use their bodies and minds to live a calm, contented and comfortable heart-centered life. (3ho.org)
  • position
  • A similar study showed that participants who were placed in a hunched posture reported were more likely to feel stressed compared to participants who assumed a relaxed position. (wikipedia.org)
  • The obelisk posture is a handstand-like position that some dragonflies and damselflies assume to prevent overheating on sunny days. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Seventh Posture of Sir Richard Francis Burton's translation of The Perfumed Garden is a sex position. (wikipedia.org)
  • Such yogis may meditate in the lotus posture, or in the more simple cross-legged position. (yogananda-srf.org)
  • No one should try to meditate in the lotus posture unless he is at ease in that position. (yogananda-srf.org)
  • According to Bockus's Gastroenterology , a standard medical text from 1964 , " the ideal posture for defecation is the squatting position, with the thighs fixed upon the abdomen . (slate.com)
  • back
  • It is a posture problem that is caused by several factors including sleeping with the head elevated too high, extended use of computers and cellphones, lack of developed back muscle strength and lack of nutrients such as calcium. (wikipedia.org)
  • If these techniques aren't helping, order a posture corrector for your back online and wear it daily to help with your posture. (wikihow.com)
  • If you don't want to tape your back you can also try a posture corrector,you can buy these pretty cheap from Amazon. (wikihow.com)
  • Health
  • How bathroom posture affects your health. (slate.com)
  • Now, especially, when so many of us sit at a desk all day, it's important to follow these basic guidelines, both for your posture and for your health. (wikihow.com)
  • My elementary school gave basic health exams which included an assessment of our standing posture. (3ho.org)
  • effect
  • Diseases such as malaria are also known to cause the brain to swell and cause this posturing effect. (wikipedia.org)
  • While you will not be able to consciously maintain a particular posture while sleeping, how you sleep can have an effect on your waking posture. (wikihow.com)
  • elderly
  • Kyphotic posture, or kyphosis, is not only common among the elderly population, but also for many who sit behind a desk frequently, such as students and office workers. (livestrong.com)
  • Having
  • Having succeeded at failing the exam, I began a twice-weekly posture improvement program. (3ho.org)
  • basic
  • The postures required to play have the potential for basic ergonomic problems and often increase potential for repetitive strain injury. (bellaonline.com)
  • The basic postures required to play will frequently place the limbs in positions that are not optimum. (bellaonline.com)
  • different
  • There are different factors which can impact on posture and they include occupational activities and biomechanical factors such as force and repetition. (wikipedia.org)
  • Changes in the condition of the patient may cause him or her to alternate between different types of posturing. (wikipedia.org)
  • research
  • The idea of the league was to combine scientific research with business: based on research in posture, they gave recommendations to businesses (manufacturers of footwear, furniture, etc.) and charging fees for contractual use the League labels. (wikipedia.org)
  • type
  • Differences in posture exhibited in this study could be a result of the athletic bearing of the participants or the type of exercise, or both, and the amount of exercise regularly performed. (wikipedia.org)
  • assume
  • These feelings were evident when the participant had to observe the closed posture and when he or she was told to assume the posture. (wikipedia.org)
  • For instance, male Blue Dashers (Pachydiplax longipennis) assume an obelisk-like posture while guarding their territories or during conflicts with other males, displaying the blue pruinescence on their abdomens to best advantage. (wikipedia.org)
  • techniques
  • Other methods include using neuroscience techniques, such as fMRI's to determine how posture and emotions expressions can affect brain imaging. (wikipedia.org)
  • Yoga Posture Adjustments and Assisting: An Insightful Guide for Yoga Teachers and Students demonstrates and explains adjusting techniques for over 65 postures and contains over 200 photos. (trafford.com)
  • certain
  • The Ivy League nude posture photos were taken in the 1940s through the 1970s of all incoming freshmen at certain Ivy League and Seven Sisters colleges (as well as Swarthmore), ostensibly to gauge the rate and severity of rickets, scoliosis, and lordosis in the population. (wikipedia.org)
  • keep
  • To the latter end, the Posture Standards Company was formed, to keep business separate from science, since the commercialization of science was one of the criticisms of the League. (wikipedia.org)
  • If you need help remembering to keep your posture, think of a unique object or color. (wikihow.com)
  • years
  • The first definitive evidence of habitual orthograde posture in human evolutionary lineage begins with Ardipithecus ramidus kadabba, dating between 5.2 to 5.8 million years ago. (wikipedia.org)
  • The earliest evidence of a hominid exhibiting skeletal morphology capable of achieving orthograde posture dates to 9.5 million years ago, with the discovery of a Miocene ape, Dryopithecus in Can Llobateres, Spain. (wikipedia.org)
  • high
  • Cooper defined transient applications thus: 'A transient posture program comes and goes, presenting a single, high-relief function with a tightly restricted set of accompanying controls. (wikipedia.org)
  • President Barack Obama's 2010 Nuclear Posture Review was preceded by high expectations because of his 2009 speech in Prague, Czech Republic where he prominently outlined a vision of a world without nuclear weapons. (wikipedia.org)
  • League
  • The American Posture League of the United States was established and initially funded by educator Jessie H. Bancroft, Henry Ling Taylor, an orthopedic surgeon, and Dr. Eliza Mosher. (wikipedia.org)