The Architect of the human body had gravity in mind. Although the skeleton has many functions, it's primary task is to act as a mobile support system.
When your skeleton is well-aligned, the bones support the weight of your body. This ensures that your muscles hold very little excess tension. The muscles can then perform efficiently their task of initiating and sustaining movement. If your skeleton is poorly aligned and off-centre, the muscles become overly concerned with supporting weight, causing a build up of chronic muscular tension. This reduces ease, flexibility and range of movement, diminishing the grace and lightness of being that is your birthright.
The build-up of long term muscular tension may be causative in many body pain problems and repetitive injuries. This tension can also be the starting point for other, more deep-rooted health problems including those involving chronic fatigue.
The movement of the breath, of blood, nerve impulses, lymphatic fluid and the processes of digestion and waste disposal all rely on the optimal flow of fluids within the body. Long term muscular tension will act adversely on all of these systems.
The alternative is a life within a body that cannot rest, or fully relax, where the emotions may be blocked, wayward or unpredictable, and the mind agitated.
As our world, with all of its speed and turbulence becomes an ever more challenging place in which to live, the location of a strong yet dynamic centre within becomes a necessity. This applies to our mind and emotional response system, as well as to our physical body.