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Aplomb Institute

The Aplomb Institute (Institut Superieur d’Aplomb) in Paris, France is the place where it all began. Its founder, Noëlle Perez-Christiaens, is the researcher who developed the technique of Aplomb – called Balance or Spinefulness in the US.

For workshops in Europe, see the above web site.

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Articles of Interest

A study of Kenyan women as they walked while carrying heavy loads. The women could carry 20% of their body weight with no additional exertion. “There wasn’t even a blip in their oxygen usage.” Improving the way humans walk the walk

A technical article from Pacific Medical Training about the delicate balance and interdependence of all the systems that affect movement and posture. Muscular System

YouTube Videos of interest

  • Balance in Action

The power of Balance in carrying is demonstrated in this video of loading bricks in Bangladesh.
Youtube - original stacking bricks in bangladesh (no dropping)

  • Balance is Ageless!

Watch James Cagney and Bob Hope in a great dance routine.
Youtube - Great Dance Routine: James Cagney and Bob Hope