We've got your back—and your neck and your shoulders and . . .
Our unique design reminds the body how to sit naturally and comfortably upright. It's smaller than other posture cushions, so it's easily portable for taking along with you anywhere in the world you go!
All our products are made in Portland, OR, U.S.A
"Works wonders for my lower back pain!"
"Wow this little wedge helps me sit better. I'd recommend it for anyone!"
"I tried many costly cushions, but none worked. This is perfect, I own 3—for my cars, work, and even purchased for other people."
The Wedge™ & Tan Wedge™
The little cushion that teaches you how to sit comfortably!
The Wedge plants your pelvis at the natural angle that supports a solidly strong yet relaxed upright spine. This often brings relief from the pain and discomfort that's typically experienced when we sit for periods of time on a misaligned pelvis.
Available in black (The Wedge) and tan (Tan Wedge) these rugged cushions are small enough to be easily portable. Filled with rubber sand from recycled rubber tires, our Wedges are sturdily made and will support you for years of happy sitting.
The Travel Wedge (see below) is our more light-weight version, filled with buckwheat hulls
Dimensions: 12" x 5" x 2" $29.95 (Shipping is calculated at checkout)
Made in the U.S.A.
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No 'donut holes' needed with our posture cushions!
Other posture cushions are larger and typically include a cut-out hole at the back, designed to relieve pressure on the tail bone (or coccyx). Such a design actually promotes collapse of the pelvis and doesn't address the underlying cause of pain and discomfort. Our Wedges establish the body's natural 'home base' alignment that not only relieves pressure on the tail bone, it trains your body to know how to sit with a solidly upright, yet fully relaxed spine.
The Travel Wedge™
All the same great features, only lighter weight for easy travel!
Just like same as our regular Wedges when it comes to size, shape, and postural benefits, the Travel Wedge is even more easily portable because of its buckwheat hull filling, which makes it even more light weight. Take it with you wherever you go in the world!
12" x 5" x 2" Available in black only $29.95
Made in the U.S.A.
Comfy Shoulder Band
[Comfy Shoulder Band] "does instantly (and almost magically) get you to have good posture."
"I use the Comfy Band when I need to sit, meditate, focus on ridding myself of shoulder pain . . . I had my doubts, but it truly WORKS!"
COMFY Shoulder Band™
A friendly hand on your back!
Comfy Shoulder Band places your shoulders in a naturally aligned position that allows muscles to relax. When following the directions, it also engages your “core,” those muscles in the abdomen and back that support your torso and allow your shoulders to release chronic tension and pain.
$19.95 (Shipping calculated at checkout)
Made in the U.S.A.
"Kathleen Porter's insights about skeletal alignment are destined to change the way we think about and inhabit our bodies."
-Christiane Northrup, M.D.
We're here to help you sit, stand, and move comfortably—the way Nature intended you to do for a whole lifetime.
Even as a yoga teacher and massage therapist many years ago, I still experienced chronic pain in my body because of my underlying skeletal misalignment. I didn't yet understand that just stretching and strengthening muscles can be a vicious cycle, when we ignore our underlying alignment. I didn't yet realize that I and many others had become stuck in this vicious cycle.
I finally freed myself of chronic stiffness and pain and became more genuinely flexible and strong, not through exercise (which has many real benefits) but by learning how to inhabit my body according to our innate human design.
It wasn't a quick fix (there simply is no such thing!) but it was an enduring fix, and now at age 74, I continue to reap the benefits of being supported by aligned bones. This has allowed my muscles to do their primary job of moving my bones via a system of pulleys and levers, rather than muscles having to struggle to hold me up or hold me together.
This is why I've been so passionately focused on sharing this message for the past 24 years through the books I've written and the posture aid cushions I've created (scroll below to learn more) — as well as the classes I've taught and my new online programs.
This approach really works—and I can help you learn how to do this for yourself!
Natural Posture for Pain-Free Living: The Practice of Mindful Alignment
Restoring healthy posture from childhood for relief from chronic pain, easy flexibility, and enduring strength and vitality well into old age.
Our bones are the framework of support for our bodies, much like the wall studs and beams of a house. Yet the alignment of the skeleton along the vertical axis of gravity is largely overlooked today, even by fitness experts and yoga teachers. In a culture of cocked hips, sauntering models, and slouching TV watchers, where “chin up, shoulders back, stomach in” is believed to be good posture, we have forgotten what healthy alignment looks and feels like--leading to chronic neck, shoulder, and back pain for millions.
- Offers 12 physical exercises to become mindful of your posture and discover pain-free alignment of your pelvis, rib cage, shoulders, neck, and back
- Provides simple yet detailed instructions on how to sit, stand, walk, bend, get up from a chair, sit to meditate, sleep, and practice yoga with proper alignment
- Includes full-color diagrams and posture photographs from around the world
“Never before in the world of fitness has there been a more readable, groundbreaking, or seminal book than Natural Posture for Pain-Free Living. Through this revolutionary book, Kathleen Porter is about to rock your world!” -Jean Couch, founder and director of the Balance Center and coauthor of The Runner’s Yoga Book (Read More Reviews)
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“The book is amazingly understandable, beautifully designed for maximum ease of use, and contains lots of documentation that justifies Porter’s claims. I happened to be struggling with a knee strain when I read it, and applying a simple change to my stance, per Porter’s instructions, brought instant improvement.”
-Anna Jedrziewski, Retailing Insight.
Like the book?
Learn how to be naturally aligned by taking the course!
Pain-Free Living with Natural Posture is an eight-week self-directed course that guides you through sitting, standing, bending, walking, reaching, lifting —even lying down to rest and sleep — all in ways that reinforce and promote a lifetime of knowing how to inhabit your body as Nature intended you to do — defined by easeful movement, while being both solidly upright and strong AND comfortably relaxed. Learn more here.
Healthy Posture for Babies and Children
Tools for helping children sit, stand, and walk naturally.
Babies and toddlers develop naturally healthy alignment by moving in instinctive ways. Their posture is easy and relaxed, founded on correct pelvic positioning and deep core muscles to hold their bodies upright. Yet, as evidenced by the slouching epidemic seen in school-age children, most kids lose this natural alignment early in life, often due to an overreliance on strollers, baby seats, and bucket-style carriers during infancy and the reluctance to put babies on their bellies because of widespread fear of SIDS.
- A manual for parents, teachers, and kids to restore their natural alignment.
- Explores the principles of natural alignment in accessible ways to share with children.
- Details simple and fun exercises--for kids and adults alike--that “remind” the body of its natural patterns and movements.
- Explains how innate movements and natural alignment play an essential role in the development of a fully functioning body and nervous system.
"This book is an eye-opening godsend." — Christiane Northrup, M.D. (Read more reviews)
Tune in to the AlignNOW Podcast
Tune in to the ongoing discussion of various aspects of our natural human design, and try it on yourself with simple explorations that bring these concepts to life inside your body!
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