I have had the 8 steps book for a while, I struggle to 'feel' everything the way I should but I am hopefully booking in to see a teacher for a 1 to 1 shortly ( unfortunately none are local to me so it's difficult )
Until then I wondered if I could get some feedback on my 'very poor' posture.
Here is a video I just recorded - https://youtu.be/CzdbBRBLA5A
You can see I try to -
-bend my knees and bring my pelvic back a bit ( I usually lock my knees out )
- anchor the ribs down
-bring the shoulders back
- bring my head / neck back.
- then for a few seconds at the end you can see me relax back into my bad posture
You can probably see how unnatural and forced it looks. I realise I am probably doing things very wrong, but that's why I wanted some feedback.
The hardest thing for me is, I can put my head into a good position as well as my shoulders but only by allowing my ribs to flare a lot ( I have a slight bit of pectus so I am wondering if that plays a role? I have asked in the other forum section how Pectus can effect the gokhale method, but it's only very minor )
If I try and 'anchor' my ribs, I feel like I can do it ( i only do it very slight / subtle in the video ) but it really causes my head and shoulders to go forward, I cannot get the ribs / head / shoulder to work together, putting one in a right position forces the others into very forced and poor position.
Also when I pull my shoulders back, it feels a bit forced and you can probably see that my hands almost hang out infront of me and look silly.
Any help or anything you can notice and point out would be extremely helpful to give me something to work towards until I can go see my nearest Gokhale teacher.
I want to progress but I am not sure how or what it is I am doing wrong.
Thank you so much in advance