Today we are so happy to welcome posture specialist and Rolfer Sukie Baxter onto the show. Sukie discovered Rolfing while she was in college and talks about how it changed her life forever by helping her flexibility, posture, injuries, and the comfort level in her body. It even lifted her mood and anxiety levels. Sukie’s main message today is that when it comes to dealing with pain, posture, and proper body alignment, it's not about having a rigidly straight body every minute of the day. Rather, we should become more aware of bio-individuality, the fact that we’re dealing with different things, exist in different environments and move differently. Therefore, having an awareness of good alignment, or the integrity of the relationships between body parts through different movements, becomes key.
Good posture is relative to the action one is participating in. We get into so much more in this episode though, touching on poor medical practices, the role of work environments in perpetuating body pain, the relationship between body movement and culture, and the tendency to see mind and body as separate. We also hear a lot more about how Sukie approaches treatment, looking at the specific movement techniques she uses, the evolution of thinking in the Rolfing community, and the potential physical causes of psychological problems.
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Key Points From This Episode:
“Rolfing is a holistic approach to posture and movement therapy.” — @SukieBaxter [0:10:12.1]
“Our bodies are designed for efficiency. If you can show them a more efficient way to move, they will tend to move like that.” — @SukieBaxter [0:14:43.1]
“We really need to get out of our little computer box environments and we need to opt-out of these toxic work cultures that are requiring us to be in front of our computers for 12, 14, 16 hours a day.” — @SukieBaxter [0:51:23.1]
“I had suffered from a lot of anxiety and I watched it completely disappear with more somatic practices.” — @SukieBaxter [01:05:44.1]
“A lot of times, I think that what we think is thought-based is actually biologically-driven. I think the somatic is incredibly powerful.” — @SukieBaxter [01:07:11.1]
Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:
Sukie Baxter on LinkedIn — https://www.linkedin.com/in/sukie-baxter-bba955183/
Sukie’s online practice — https://wholebodyrevolution.com/
Sukie’s Seattle practice — https://www.seattlerolfingtherapy.com/
The Human Potential Party — http://ashleighvanhouten.com/human-potential-party/
Tony Robbins — https://www.tonyrobbins.com/
Diane Jacobs — http://www.dermoneuromodulation.com/
Todd Hargrove — https://www.bettermovement.org/
Peter Levene — https://traumahealing.org/about-us/
Stephen Porges — https://www.stephenporges.com/
|This fantastic episode was brought to you by Chomps, the first and only meat snack that is 100% grass-fed and finished, Whole30-approved, certified gluten-free, certified paleo, non-GMO verified, and certified humane. Go to chomps.com and use the code ‘PaleoMag' to get 15% off your first order of these glorious snacks. |
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