What is an Anterior Pelvic Tilt? Â Why is it important to me? Â Why should I fix it? Â Before we can answer these questions, we must first come to the understanding of who we are and where we came from. Â Without that, we can’t really know where we are supposed to be…
Every human body is born to be balanced with this planet, that balance has been a culmination of a few million years of awkward, uncomfortable adaptation to our natural environment. Â Over that long period of time, the human body developed patterns of functionality that worked well with mother Earth, and made us the dominant species of this planet. Â Perhaps the most significant of all adaptations was our ability to get ourselves to balance on two feet. Â Obviously the first time an ape decided to walk or run, it was probably an uncomfortable process. Â Give it 3 million years to practice and you have yourself a monkey that moves quite naturally, without having to drag Â its hands anymore. Â Humans developed these bodies over a large period of time and have biological foundations rooted in this evolutionary path. Â If a human is not inline with her/his biological root, they will likely fail and will sooner than later die.
Mechanically, our bodies are meant to have a certain type of alignment. Â Great posture is a natural patternÂ that is usually existent in all human beings. Â The next time you look at a healthy 2-3 year old, you might notice that they don’t have a rounded posture or a swayed lower back. Â If anything their body is usually in almost perfect alignment. Â It’s not until the child becomes institutionalized into our modern day society that the breakdown of her/his natural posture begins. Â One of the many Â inhibiting patterns we learn from our culture today is sitting. Â From childhood on, we all sit at a desk, sit in a car, sit at a theater, sit on a jet ski, sit on a bike, etc. Â You could probably imagine how well a human being 100,000 years ago would have been if she/he decided sit as much as we do in our culture today. Â Fact is, our bodies didn’t adapt to sit down, our bodies adapted to move. Â Since these recent discoveries have been made, people have been making it a priority to exercise in order to balance everything out. Â But what happens when you sit all day, and then decide to move?
In this video I discuss this majorÂ problemÂ in our culture today and I would highly recommend you watch.