The Bowspring practice is a 21st century body-mind postural method focusing on cultivating radiant health through a positive attitude expressed in an optimal bow-spring alignment. Sridaiva is an alternative movement and postural modality, which can be applied to yoga, dance, athletics, or to any dynamic posture — sitting, standing, and walking. Students of all ages, particularly over 40, can benefit the use of the bowspring alignment to optimize their health.
The bow-spring template describes the optimal neutral alignment for the human spine, which has a circumferential fullness in the thoracic, a deep curve in the lower back, and a uniform arch in the neck. In this undulating curved shape of the spine and torso, the entire back body is isometrically engaged into a loaded spring of connective tissue (myofascia). From the pads of the big toe all the way up to the sacrum, and from the fingertips all the way down to the sacrum, the bow-spring is loaded. Every posture and movement then becomes a dynamic expansion of the bow-spring in which the spine is actively decompressed and fully lengthened. The myofascia is concentrically toned around the core of the torso like a unified muscle suit.
Using the bow-spring alignment of Sridaiva any age can create a balanced tonus throughout the body, which creates tensile strength, precise balance, and rooted lightness while using the least amount of physical energy. Sridaiva alignment optimizes performance, offers powerful therapeutic realignment for the lower back and hips, decreases joint and bone degeneration, bolsters the immune system, recalibrates the neuro-glandular system, and empowers the spirit of the student to cultivate a positive mindset
Sridaiva offers a life practice in which students take accountability for their own health and happiness through optimal posture and informed choice.