USA and CANADA
To learn more and find a teacher in your area check this website: http://backpainsolution.org/find-a-teacher/
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. www.isaplomb.org
For workshops in Europe, see the above web site.
Call Thea for more information 408/489-9436.
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