115th Crufts, 'the world's greatest dog show' has been happening at the NEC Birmingham. From the bizarre to the beautiful, the athletic to the pocket size and lots of fun and competitive spirit to fill a million kennels. The dogs are such great fun to watch.
However, what I like to see is the wonderful poise of the dogs, how they lead with their heads as they move forwards. The head leads and the body follows. With the clear intention to move, it's the head with brain, eyes and teeth that is 'sent' forwards to lengthen the dog's back and so activate the hind quarters to walk or run. This is the way all vertebrates move; they send their head forwards to activate their legs. Watch a pigeon or hen sometime. They do this too. And so do we.
Humans are very similar, it's just that we're on two feet instead of four. So we won't jut our heads forwards, but we do need to lengthen in our spine in order to activate our legs. We need to lengthen in stature to more healthily. Watch a two year old child. They lengthen as they move.
Child lengthening to walk