BIO-Structural Balancing & Postural Alignment

Structural Alignment & Lumbar-Pelvis Pullout2. BIO-Structural Balancing & Postural Alignment: When a human being goes too far “out of balance”  or postural alignment for too long in ONE direction, doing things “equally” on both sides of the body does not always “restore balance” nor solve the problem. Very often, one group of muscles (the Primary Contractors) get over-contracted, over-shortened & “tight.” The opposing group (the Secondary Contractors) get over-lengthened, but are as equally contracted as the Primary Contractors, or EVEN TIGHTER because in many cases, they are actually working harder than the shorter muscles.

This is one reason we frequently discover the source of our pain is on the opposite side of the body from where we feel the pain. And, we become Structurally Compressed in the process.

One must sometimes go “excessively” for a while in the OTHER direction from what feels “normal” to get back to balance. In structurally-oriented Yoga, if you’re “out of balance,” you might have to do A-symmetrical (not “equal on both sides”) yoga for a while to get back to balance. …

Bent, out-of-balance neck

Over-short & long muscles leading to dysfunction and, in many cases, pain. And BOTH are usually “tight.”


OR, our muscles get over-tight & short, but symmetrically so. In such cases, we get overall structural compression but not necessarily a visible imbalance. (Which does make it a bit more difficult to assess.)

BIO-Structural Balancing is a science of discovering and working with those musculoskeletal compressions & imbalances. The Primary Focus is to Structurally DE-Compress & Balance your Psycho-Neuro-Musculo-Fascial tissues and Joint structures of your bodymind.

A major component of BIO-Structural Balancing is YogasAnalysis & Yogic-Logic. These sciences apply Western, science-based Anatomy, Kinesiology & Physiology to the basics of postural yoga practices and yoga therapeutics.

This system has been developed by DSL over the last several decades, and while it is VERY SIMPLE to get started, it is potentially deep & complex, as well.

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Beginning at 13 years of age, DSL's been involved with alternative philosophies & practices most of his life. Becoming a yoga teacher in 1976, then a hands-on bodyworker in 1981, he developed a unique & highly effective form of Yoga / Bodywork / Whole Health Fitness & Therapeutics. … David wrote the chapters on a wholistic philosophy & physiology of bodywork & stretching for the textbook Structural Balancing, published by McGraw-Hill, Inc. in 2010. … He is the author of Simple Steps to Let-Go Yoga, available at: … Several other e-books and e-courses are soon forthcoming at … David consults with Kyle C. Wright on massage school development at the Schools of Advanced Bodywork at .
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