Life is?? Squatting for improved balance and digestion
For a comfortable squat, please see:
Date: 6/11/2018 11:45:34 AM ( 3 y ) ... viewed 450 times
Squatting for improved balance and digestion
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Dr. Ben Kim's Natural Health Newsletter
June 11, 2018
You’ve probably heard that sitting is the new smoking.
The average adult in first world nations sits for more than 9 hours a day.
Sitting on a chair, in a moving vehicle, or on a sofa for many hours daily over decades weakens our core and robs the major joints of our lower body of healthy flexion that allows for optimal mobility, balance, and digestion.
The human body is well designed to rest in a squat position, heels and balls of the feet comfortably grounded, pelvis and spine relaxed.
Essentially, the major joints of our lower extremities - ankles, knees, and hips - are optimally folded or passively flexed in a squat.
Squatting allows for optimal positioning of our digestive system and natural flow of materials through the large intestine.
Almost all toddlers can assume the squat position effortlessly.
If you aren’t already doing so, you might consider spending time in a relaxed squat, heels grounded every day.
Even 10-second increments for a total of a few minutes daily should lead to significant benefits to your overall mobility, balance, and
If needed, place stacked towels or even books under your pelvis or heels, and as your mobility improves over time, you can taper off these aids until you are squatting as you once did as a toddler.
For a brief video demonstrating how you might get into a comfortable
squat, please see:
The above clip is a short excerpt from a 20-minute morning mobility workout that I shot the other day from a hot yoga room -
this follow-along routine will be available over the next few days, so if you haven't already, please feel free to subscribe to our YouTube channel here:
If you have any questions about squatting for improved health, please share via the comments section of the video at YouTube.
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