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Straighten up!

I keep seeing people, everywhere I go, who are slumped and crumpled. Bunched up, curled over and tightly wound.

I want to grab them and say: “Hey! My friend! Straighten up! Stretch your spine out!”

We’re all so sedentary. We’re all so disconnected from our bodies, these days. Oh these days! It’s a crying shame. It makes me want to cry.

Modern living is undeniably amazing. So much cool stuff, so much opportunity!.. and right at our fingertips no less!

Somehow though, so many of us seem to be getting lost in the things and the bustle… and in that we lose the appreciation of experience. We don’t connect with how we feel. We don’t spend time in nature. We don’t even have a circadian rhythm. I see it all the time: in patients, family, friends, strangers and myself. That’s life, hey.

But it doesn’t have to be so dire, so crumpled and dang: small changes can make big differences. Start small.

Start here: be upright, and be relaxed. I just came across this great TED talk by Esther Gokhale. It’s short, interesting and practical. Have a squizz.

Get yourself moving daily and connect in with how you feel, how you actually physically feel. It will makes a difference. Promise.


About Kathleen Murphy

Australian naturopath and freelance writer, based in Sydney. I love working with people from all walks of life, helping them institute changes that can become life-long health habits. I can be found at Uclinic | 421 Bourke Street, Surry Hills | Ph: 02 9332 0400 |

5 responses »

  1. Thanks for this post… I was reading away and then went, hang on a minute – that’s me!

    Much Love
    All Straightened Up xx

  2. I just love you blog – you are so inpsiring and interesting! thank you – I’m going to just try today to sit up straight 🙂

  3. Hi i am kavin, its my first time to commenting anywhere, when i read this
    article i thought i could also create comment due to this good article.


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