There are two essential things
in life :
1. a good stance = a good ground support
2. a horizontal sight.
These two things are controlled by the "life-bone".
In the spine, you have thirty
three vertebres and one hundred articulations.
So, you may have, mathematically, one thousand milliards combinations.
With that many combinations, you are always able to adapt your body in order
to have the two essential things :
- a good stance
- a horizontal sight.
But, if your third lumbar vertebra
doesn't work properly, your spine will work like a broom handle and troubles
The essential way to make the spine work well, is found in the activity of
Look at this vertebra on the drawing
: it has
- two transversal processes
- one posterior process.
On the transversal processes, the
muscles are connected to the pelvis and pull down the vertebra.
So, the lower body becomes a block and the muscles starting from the posterior
process is able to pull up the spine making it unwind towards the head.
You'll notice that, while stretching up your back, your belly is getting flatter.
You will have your nose in line with the navel and the ears in line with the
If you stretch up your back without using the third vertebra, the belly will
I would like to tell you now,
how you're getting old !
1. You should know that when your muscles are unused for three days,
you will have to make them work for thirty days to recover their strength
2. Breathing is very important : Theoratically, the rib cartilages
are hardened about the age of sixty. I think it is only partially true. If
you don't make them work, they harden. But if you train to exhale as often
as possible , the cartilages will maintain more flexibility. This is very
important because each time you exhale, you relax the muscles which lock the
third vertebra. " Remember how Monica Seles shouts when she plays tennis ".
3. You are getting old with the body in internal rotation and blocked
When this happens :
- you can't stretch up your back
- you can't exhale and as you need a horizontal sight and a good stance for
living : "You drag your feet and you let your chin go forward".
So, if you want to get young :
- stretch up
- and walk with elegance.