Balance Like a Teeter-Totter

According to Ideokinesis pioneer Mabel Todd, “In order to have a minimum of stress, and therefore of strain, within the body, not only must the structure as a whole be in balanced relation with the outside forces, but each part must be in balance with every other part within the system” (Todd, 56). When we don’t balance the three major weights of the skull, ribcage and pelvis, the body has no choice but to respond by increasing muscular tension in order to avoid toppling over. Many times, the increase in tension that arises due to poor postural positioning leads to chronic discomfort in the shoulders, back, or the neck.

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