Using your mind and creating self awareness of yourself is the first step in the process of improving your movements.
Use your mind to bobble your posture on a continual basis. I challenge you to bring more awareness to your body when you are doing everything... especially while sitting and standing.
Bobble Head. Do this sitting or standing. Visualize mini shocks placed below your head as it floats and bobbles on the atlas vertebra. Your head floats and bobbles on the top of your neck. On the inhale, feel the movement starting at your feet as your chin gently lowers and the cervical curve (lordosis) decreases. On the exhale, return the head to its neutral position.
Bobble Shoulders. Visualize mini shocks placed underneath your shoulders. Your shoulders just float and bobble on the rib cage. On the inhale, feel the movement starting at your feet as the rib cage expands floating your shoulders gently upward and back. On the exhale, return the shoulders to its neutral position.
Bobble Body. Do this standing. Visualize mini shocks placed on top of your ankles as they airbed and bobble your entire body. On the inhale, start at your feet, and feel your entire body floating and lifting gently up from your ankles. On exhalation, return the entire body gently back to the feet.
This method has been created by Rocketship Wellness, and gave birth to our new posture rap song. Having fun is a key ingredient to learning and growing. The more we participate in what life has to offer, the richer life can be.
Here are some more things you will learn at Rocketship Body:
What's Your Movement Philosophy / Strategy?
First let's address some common myths
For me to stay healthy in my body,
I need to sit and stand up straight.
Just because status quo says it’s so, doesn’t me it is. Once upon a time everyone said the world was flat. Directing the body to be "straight" places the body in held position. When you hold any position, stresses and strains accumulate (stuck up). The reverse of this is a collapsed position (slouched). This can lead to various health problems and imbalances, and reflects your attitude. We will share with you movement principles that will lead to better movement strategies, and better health.
In life I want to strive to have good posture, not bad posture.
Hmm... At Rocketship Wellness we believe there’s no such thing as good or bad when it comes to posture. Posture is just a position. These are just labels and don't not be associated with posture. For every postural moment, each position contains a proportional amount of stress and strain. In life we want to strive to maintain balance and move our body with comfort and grace.
You’ve seen the instructions on how to lift something heavy.
There’s a correct and incorrect way to lift things.
Posture is not a solution to a math equation. Instructions can be helpful to a degree, but it's constantly being aware of how you feel as you move your body through space and time. Each posture correlates to feelings we all possess. Rocketship Wellness will give you the education you need to get you in touch with these feelings. It begins with self-awareness to postures we do without thinking. With our help, you'll be on your way to a posture strategy you control. Soon you will reconnect feelings and your movements, making better choices along the way.
Our Theme Song
Sometimes the sheer fun of a silly song will overpower all the science and technology gibberish that goes along with health and medical education. We hope you enjoy our theme song. Now get out there and BOBBLE!
H e l p i n g Y o u S o a r T o Y o u r P e a k P o t e n t i a l
Rocketship Wellness Posture Rap
Rocketship Body™ is #2 in our diagram and represents the physical structure of who you are - your physical essence here on earth. It's what you look at in the mirror, and is what you tuck into bed with you when you bid goodnight. Your bag of protoplasm along with your fingerprints are unique, fragile, and at the same time durable beyond belief.
One very important aspect of our physical being is how we move, and how we do things in life. Our posture often comes to mind, and Rocketship Wellness has a brand new paradigm that gives you a set of principles to keep your body healthy and happy for as long as you live. Our motto is MOVE IT OR LOSE IT and Rocketship Wellness will use education and self-awareness to help you understand how life will be better when you learn how to get better.
Lyrics: Move It Or Lose It
(Everyone participates – call & answer)
Words and Music by David Allan
I'm not stuck up, I ain't no slouch…
Bobble yourself, get off the couch.
Don't Stand Up Straight, is the new divine…
Feel the beat, feelin’ fine.
Bobble head, bobble butt…
Bobble shoulders and zing your strut.
Now it’s time, to bobble feet…
Bobble body, and then repeat.
Breathe it in, breathe it out...
Move it or lose it…
That’s what it's all about!