If you’ve ever experienced back or joint pain that simply won’t go away, you will know how something so simple can affect your life in so many ways. You can’t walk or move easily. You can’t sit comfortably. In bed, you toss and turn, trying to find a position to get to sleep in, before waking in the morning feeling tired, sore and stiff… and so it goes on.
Also, as you age, your muscles naturally lose mass and your joint lubrication deteriorates. This can accelerate the ageing process and lead to stiffness, a decrease in range of movement and more of those everyday aches and pains that can slow you down even further.
But what can you do? Well, you can go and see a chiropractor (like Dr Xandra DC) and get them to help, or you can consult an osteopath, or pay for a course of massage treatments or you can see your doctor and have them prescribe painkillers, which only mask or conceal the root cause of what’s causing the pain.
Or, for less than the cost of a 30-minute massage, you can learn how to alleviate that pain yourself, for good.
The Realign programme has been designed by Dr Xandra to firstly identify your posture type by taking a simple quiz. Then, you follow the specific guide for your posture type, to help to strengthen the muscles you need to rid yourself of those aches and pains and to move more freely, stand taller and live life mobile, active and with greater energy.
Improving your posture shouldn’t have to be something that takes hours a day.
This isn’t a long-winded exercise programme that has you dedicating a big chunk of time each day to strength training and conditioning. It doesn’t have to be that difficult or complicated. Instead, with the Realign programme, you get step-by-step instructions and a simple, printable exercise guide that takes you through the four stages of rehabilitation to correct and improve your posture.
In total, the exercises take just minutes each day, and many can be performed while you’re doing other things, such as brushing your teeth or making some tea, making it so easy to fit with your everyday life.
You don’t need to invest in expensive exercise equipment to do the plan, or even work up a sweat (although a foam roller is a useful thing to have). Just a simple daily routine of stretching and gentle movement can help to readjust your posture by improving your core strength, stability and flexibility to transform how your body moves and carries you.
The exercises are simple and can be done at any age, whatever your level of physical fitness. Just a few minutes each day can transform your life and rid you of residual pain or stiffness for good.
The Realign programme teaches you:
- Your own posture type, where your greatest weaknesses are and how your body overcompensates for those weaknesses
- A four-stage programme of simple daily exercises, designed to loosen, tone and strengthen your core and joints
- Detailed, illustrated descriptions of each exercise, and links to bonus video demonstrations
- A printable daily exercise routine to keep you on track
- Bonus exercises for once you have completed the plan, to take through to your everyday life
- Alternative movements, in case you don’t have a foam roller
Some of the health issues that good posture can help treat:
- Neck pain
- Upper back pain
- Tightness in the shoulders or chest
- Lower back pain
- Hip pain or limited movement
- Knee pain
- Trouble standing straight
- Stiffness and aching joints
- Poor balance or spatial awareness
- Poor posture or slouching
- A lack of balance or coordination
- Headaches and migraines
- Feeling tired and sluggish
Non-members: Pay £25 and receive the Realign programme course for your type with full access to the realign group, for support from Xandra and other members you also receive the fully illustrated ebook, complete with step-by-step guides, printable posters for each phase of the plan and links to videos demonstrating each exercise.
*If you have any underlying medical issues or joint problems always consult with your doctor or health professional, before commencing any new exercise plan.