Larger view, "Tucking the Tailbone" image

Left: “Condition III” as described by Pete Egoscue     Right: Unnamed teacher with student

From: Healing through Motion by Pete Egoscue

Back and shoulders out of alignment = Neck & Shoulder pain   Head juts forward and succumbs to the force of gravity   Forward rounding/ dropping of shoulders   Both hips tilted under   Back of hands showing in front   Sore feet and ankles


Tucking the tailbone = "satellite dish hips"

Condition III:     As explained by Egoscue,

  • Traditionally found mostly in women, but now also in more and more men
  • Grows out of weakness –– body succumbs to pull of gravity

Peter Egoscue, from The Egoscue Method: Healing through Motion