So, I saw some pictures of myself playing drums from our last show, and I realize I look like some hunchbacked ogre beating my kit with a look of overly possessive lustful anger. And the latter is fine (makes for a good performance), but the former is horrible. My posture – atrocious! Not only does it look bad, it actually makes it more difficult to play the drums.
And then I began noticing I slump over in most situations: At my desk, riding on the train, even walking around. And, if I catch my reflection, this is most certainly not the way to bring FABULOUS into people’s lives.
So, I’m working on my posture, trying to remind myself to sit and stand as if a thread were pulling at the nape of my neck. And I realized two things:
1) It’s making my back muscles sore, so I think I’m doing something right.
2) It’s directly affecting my attitude. It seems as if posture is directly linked to my Second Circuit, and I feel more confident, in control, and less complacent. I’m simply feeling better about myself, in a way that I hadn’t noticed that I wasn’t feeling good about myself before. I understand and know how the brain responds to the body just as much as the body responds to the brain, it’s just that in this case, the feedback is pretty immediate and, in a way, startling.
Now if only my back would stop hurting.