A valuable book and a new cue

Recently, my friend Karen Clay introduced me to a little book of posture and movement cues called Stack Your Bones, by Ruthie Fraser, a Structural Integration practitioner and yoga teacher. It’s a charming book of brief insights, not a narrative. I like it a lot. It’s one of the few books about posture I’ve looked at that doesn’t “rub me the wrong way.”

My favorite idea in the book, so far, is on page 85, entitled Align and energize your body’s inner domes. I’ve long been familiar with aligning inner domes, but I had never considered this final one: “Invite your soft palate, behind the roof of the mouth, to stack on top.” It’s the best idea about balancing the head that I’ve encountered.