It's already late fall, and winter is looming. Walking along I observe people, like bears, getting ready to hibernate for the winter by slouching even here in Hawaii. 

In my book IN SEARCH OF SOMATIC THERAPY (Savant 2017), I mention the importance of posture in preventive somatic therapy. In fact, of the ten most important elements of somatic therapy, posture may surprise everyone to hear it is NUMBER ONE! 

In somatic therapy (verses somatic therapy), we recognize that while the body and mind strongly interact throughout our lives, one powerful approach to resolving mental issues is simply to resolve their physical roots, and posture can be a truly significant root of many mental problems. More important, it can be preventative and is easy to fix

My recommendation for the upcoming winter: Locate a comfortable chair, stretch your outreached arms above your head for third seconds or so to let the back muscles stretch and relax, then, sitting strongly upright, read a chapter or two of my book. :-)

Don't forget: somatic therapy is more than just therapeutic; it can prevent both physical and mental problems commonly associated with winters. 

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