What is an Anterior Pelvic Tilt?  Why is it important to me?  Why should I fix it?  Before we can answer these questions, we must first come to the understanding of who we are and where we came from.  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.   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.   Perhaps the most significant of all adaptations was our ability to get ourselves to balance on two feet.  Obviously the first time an ape decided to walk or run, it was probably an uncomfortable process.   Give it 3 million years to practice and you have yourself a monkey that moves quite naturally, without having to drag  its hands anymore.  Humans developed these bodies over a large period of time and have biological foundations rooted in this evolutionary path.  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.  Great posture is a natural pattern that is usually existent in all human beings.   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.  If anything their body is usually in almost perfect alignment.  It’s not until the child becomes institutionalized into our modern day society that the breakdown of her/his natural posture begins.  One of the many  inhibiting patterns we learn from our culture today is sitting.  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.  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.  Fact is, our bodies didn’t adapt to sit down, our bodies adapted to move.  Since these recent discoveries have been made, people have been making it a priority to exercise in order to balance everything out.  But what happens when you sit all day, and then decide to move?

 

In this video I discuss this major problem in our culture today and I would highly recommend you watch.