“Good posture is essential for good health.” – Valerie Cheers Brown
Growing up, I was one of Cathy Rigby’s greatest fans. I consistently kept in touch with her to request her autograph but never got it. I had it made up in my mind to be as great as she was one day! I would one day be incredible as her, so at long last, after much challenging, my folks enabled me to take part with the tumbling group at school when I was a pre-adolescent. I adored it. It was heaps of tumbling drills on legitimate stance and I struggled but you would never know that it was a struggle.
The coach would yell, “Stand up straight and put a curve in that back!.” Little did the coach know I was born with a sideways curvature of the spine, called scoliosis a cause unknown. I can hear the coach saying at a tumbling meet, “You got this Cheers, follow through, straighten that back!”
I didn’t assume I was a naturally conceived gymnast, and it felt great to improve at by practicing all the time to show signs of improvement each time I committed an error.
In the end, I understood that I could never be Cathy Rigby, but I did try and I was Valerie Cheers who did her best and ended great! Being born with a disability of scoliosis did not stop me, yet I got to a point that gymnastics with the best possible stance/posture didn’t feel so awkwardly ungainly—it felt normal and standing up straight made the pain go away.
Stance/Posture matters. I was brought into the world with scoliosis and was advised I would not have the capacity to do things like tumbling or rec center, in any case, I did by doing it and kept at it until I got good as Cathy Rigby! I know she would have been proud of me. What’s more, by being dynamic in this sport influenced me to make sure to stand up straight and I accept that God spared my life as I get more established in age enduring with scoliosis and am not as awful as the specialists said I would be at my age at the present time. I got so great that the coach let me know and my folks that the Olympics needed to come and see me at one of our tumbling meets!
Your heart is made up for lost time in the experience existing apart from everything else, which makes your body react ostensibly. We were altogether made as all-encompassing humans with brains, feelings, and bodies all working together with each other to communicating how important wellbeing is for us to live long lives.
Tumbling requested a great stance/posture – “Straight is Great.” Gymnasts are both effortless and amazing. A gymnast must have a straight back and bears just as have the capacity to move quickly into each new position or stance. The ordinary gymnastic practice empowers adaptability and the conditioned muscles required for right stance.
Anybody with back torment realizes it turns what should be neglectful movement—strolling, standing, sitting—into gritted-teeth demonstrations of will. The torment influences us to reshape in manners that give transitory alleviation yet, at last, sustain the issue. And keeping in mind that drugs calms the delegate of torment, it does nothing to address the message.
The heart needs comparable exercise, yet there’s additional. While the will alone may be sufficient to change pose in the body, the will is the beginning spot in the inward life. It’s there to surrender oneself to God, and God changes the heart.
I express this to state that God gives us diversions on the off chance that we use them in the best possible approach to help improve our wellbeing. Regardless of whether we use them is up to us!
“God eagerly desires to displace our anxiety with peace, distraction with presence, our heaviness with his light burden. He wants uprightness for us not because he is a perfectionist, but because He loves to see his children walking and worshipping in freedom.”
Here are twenty quotes I still live by and hope you will listen to them reminding you good posture makes for great wellbeing: “Straight Is Great!”
And let’s not forget, “Of all the things you wear, your posture is the most important.”
So there you have it, 2019’s list of quotes to motivate you to sit straight and stand tall reminding you great posture makes for great wellbeing, “Straight Is Great!”