I get a lot of emails asking "So, what does good alignment LOOK like?" Well, here you go. Have a look-see, at the cover of our certification manual:
Each one of the points refers to a bony marker (something you can clearly see with your eyes, no matter your body composition). Each point needs to be in the correct spot, relative to other points, and relative to the gravitational force, in order to have optimal health. If your tissue tension does not allow the points to be in this orientation, then there is a resulting issue with the neurological, lymphatic, and blood flow. These points are not approximations (like this is kinda a good way to be) but the actual mechanical position your joints should be in for optimal flow and minimal degeneration. When walking (which you need to be doing, multiple miles per day, to drain your lymph) the only markers that should be changing are the swinging of the arms and legs (and there are specific places those need to be too!)
The physics of the body is a fascinating science, especially when you realize that things we believe to be major diseases are simple things, like points 6,7, and 8 not being vertical. Or 11 and 12 not being vertical. Given the choice, would you rather have surgery on your spine, or just get point 11 over point 12? Chronic headaches? I'd check point 20. Thyroid slowing down? Check 20, 10, 14, and 17. High Blood pressure? You've got more than a few points to work on, but there are points still the same! Knee osteoarthritis? ACL damage? We always start with 1-5. Adjusting 1-5 is free, takes less than five seconds, and is waaaay more convenient than a knee replacement, I think. But, what do YOU think?
Getting this information out is essential for the longevity of the naturally free (freedom to move!) and mobile human race. Without this information, there is only one direction we can go. Bed-ridden. Chair-ridden. Or, like the police officer I saw the other day (who was, less than 40 years old), Segway-ridden. Hey criminals, want to be successful in the next 20 years? Stretch and use your legs and steal things from places cars or Segways can't go. (I'm not condoning criminal activity of course, but "the survival of the fittest" will always be true, so we'd better change our mindset, fast!)
We are looking for paradigm-shifting health professionals, those looking to transform their community starting with their family, teachers wanting to undo poor alignment practices in the classroom, birthing professionals wanting to reduce baby-or-mama damage due to delivery, and you, sitting at home right now, knowing that you want this information, to learn the science, and pass it on.
We are looking for people who demand their health care makes sense.
If you've taken our course and are now out there sharing this information, what do YOU have to say about the training?
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