by Mary Bond
From the book, pages 4-5:
"I see posture not as how you hold your body when you are still but as how you carry it while you are moving. ....And the book becomes more and more amazing. When I find time, I will add more fascinating quotes :)
Your posture emerges from your interactions with the world around you. It emerges out of how you orient yourself to the events of your life, how these events feel in your body, and how you move toward or away from the people or things involved. ...
... posture is also influenced by cultural and religious standards, by geographical features such as crowded streets or open terrain, by weather and clothing, and by media images that dictate what is attractive. ... [and[ your relationship with gravity.
We organize our posture in two ways: by orienting our body in space and by stabilizing it so we can move without falling."
It has a nice, hidden, relation to the consciousness-awareness that is a focal point of Zen practice.