What is 'perfect posture'?
Although hardly anyone in modern day, Westernised society can say they have absolutely perfect posture (certainly not me!), I wanted to provide the blueprint for what a fully functional body looks like, so we know what we are aiming for!
The 'perfect posture' is what Postural Alignment Therapists use as their benchmark to measure and compare our clients' postures against and to hypothesize where their pain might stem from.
When a part of someone's body deviates from 'perfect posture' it means something isn't working properly!
*Of course, we are designed to have movement in our joints and should be able to move them in all manner of ways (including what I am determining is a 'deviation'). Occasionally moving with a postural deviation isn't a problem (like twisting to kick a ball), the problems begin when we can't achieve functional alignment most of the time in everyday life.