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Meditations on the Cloud. Connecting back to mind body balance.

The human back is the infrastructure of our existence, much like IT infrastructures are the backbone of our business existence. However, our 21st century lifestyle has co-opted evolution and placed our backs under extreme conditions: we work at a desk, we travel using car, we relax with a TV, movie, video game, or a story session with our child.

A back than is bent at 90 degrees is something that an upright biped was not supposed to be doing 24x7x365.

Admittedly, it is comfortable to sit in a chair than walk or run miles every day to find food. We can thank our own ingenuity for that. Score one for mind.

But over time, this leads to a state where this comfort turns into agony: back pain. Score -1 for the body.

Net result: 0.

If you have never had a back freeze, I suggest you continue doing whatever you are doing to stay that way.

Here you are, climbing stairs lightly, carrying your child, trying to open the door, and catching a falling door-key before it drops to the ground…