Pain-Free Sitting, Standing and Walking is a practical book for anyone who wants to improve their alignment and carriage. In it, the simple actions of sitting, standing and walking are used as the blueprint for changing the unconscious patterns at the root of painfully poor posture. Drawing on the fundamentals of pain-free movement that were emphasized in Muscular Retraining for Pain-Free Living, this new workbook has the keys for putting it into practice in everyday life.
"Craig Williamson's Muscular Retraining for Pain Free Living
is a revelation for people who seek relief from chronic bodily pain. It
is a book about healing that works, because Craig knows the vital
importance of awareness to healthy living."
—Robert K. Hall, MD Co-founder, Lomi School Author, Out of Nowhere
"In this concise and
eminently practical guide to overcoming muscular pain, Williamson
integrates years of intensive study with his vast experience in healing
people whom no one else could help. Everyone in pain, and those who
treat them, should read this book."—Karen L. Margolis, MD, MPH
Health Partners Research Foundation
Craig Williamson has
written a brilliant book: clear, concise and profound. It gives the
reader an easy-to-read tour of, not only how the muscles can work more
efficiently and comfortably together, but also of the roles played by
the mind and the emotions in this process. So be advised, reading this
book may not only change your awareness of your body, it may also change
—Donald V. Hankinson, DO
Director, Division of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
Maine Medical Center
What I like about Craig's workshops is that he uses simple movement patterns to illuminate complex musculoskeletal dysfunctions. As a Pilates teacher, this helped me find where the imbalances were in my clients and prescribe movements that would help heal them. His work is an amalgam of his personal healing experiences and his lifelong interest in educating himself and others about the human body. His hard won knowledge is thus very succinct and valuable.
-Bethany Mateosian, director of Springboard Pilates, Portland, Maine
I recommend Muscular Retraining for Pain Free Living for yoga teachers as well as anyone who wants to move with better function, elegance and ease.
-Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D., physical therapist and yoga teacher since 1971; author of six books, including A Year of Living Your Yoga
"Craig Williamson´s book is a breath of fresh air - an appeal to the innate but largely unused power of our kinesthetic
intelligence to heal and `right´ ourselves. This book is designed to bring Craig´s unique synthetic approach to movement to people experiencing pain or limited motion - as such it is simply written with a minimum of technical language, but with plenty of examples, explorations, and exercises to apply. But it will also be of interest to the bodywork practitioner, who will find the exercises good for self-help, or to give clients for their own use."
-Tom Myers, LMT, NCTMB, author of Anatomy Trains