Sun Salutation with Founder

Posted by James Ziegler on

James' recipe for a healthy back combines the traditional Sun Salutation with exercises developed by Foundation Training.   It's a great morning routine and combined with using Blissful Back keeps you healthier and happy.

Hope you try it out and make it part of your daily routine. 


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Good Posture with Blissful Back

Posted by James Ziegler on

One of my personal goals over the last few years has been to improve my posture and to lose the slouched shoulders that I was acquiring with age. That's why I designed Blissful Back. I had consulted with back professionals and tried many things. As a designer I saw that I could make a better back aid and over the course of several years refined the design. It has worked very well and many of our customers are finding it helpful.

Caryl Malcolm says:

I am finding it good for relieving stress and tiredness. I just lie on the floor on my Blissful Back for about 10 or 15 minutes and I feel relaxed and energized again. And I am finding that it is giving my back a memory so I am walking and sitting with my back a lot straighter and taller than I did before.   

I also find this to be true and feel that I have more energy through the day using Blissful Back. Matt Rampen explained it in part, since Blissful Back helps align your back to better posture you naturally feel more at ease. It takes less work and less energy to sit and walk with good posture. He wrote an article for us explaining the mechanics of this. You can read it here.

Good Posture is just the beginning. I also combine this with some innovative exercise programs and lots of activity.  Foundation Training by Eric Goodman is one that I've found to be great. These guys have redefined what it means to exercise the "core" and introduced me to the importance of the multifidus muscles for a heatlhy dynamic back and good balance. I highly recommend it to everyone. Here's a link to their website.

Combining FoundationTraining with using Blissful Back has been my secret to restoring my back and keeping fit to enjoy an active lifestyle free of pain. My chiropractor, Dr. Steve Gates, recently told me with some amazement that I've changed the shape of my back and restored movement to areas that he has not been able to adjust in the 6 years we have worked together.    

Dr. Steve Gates, Chiropractor

 Seeing how James improved his back over 6 months was the best testimonial for the benefits of Blissful Back.

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The Resting Pose, enhanced

Posted by James Ziegler on

We just finished showing Blissful Back to 100's of people this weekend at the Green Living Show in Toronto. Some people asked what's the benefit of lying down on a Blissful Back.   The first experience is usually a gentle relaxing of the muscles across your chest but this in not always obvious to everyone.  At the begining your muscles may be tight and it may take a few minutes for them to relax.   

I was just lying down on one myself this afternoon and realized there is another great effect when you take a short rest break with Blissful Back.  It helps to open the chest for deeper breathing and deeper rest.  Quite a subtle and profound relaxation in just a few minutes.  A great way to reset the day.

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Foam as Pure as Nature

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Blissful Back is made from the cleanest foam on the market.

  • No chemical blowing agents
  • No off gassing
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Uniform Honeycomb structure for the lightest and strongest foam available.
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First Production

Posted by James Ziegler on

We have had great response to our field testing and saw a lot of happy faces as people from 20 to 88 tried Blissful Back.

The first production run of Blissful Back will start shipping March 1, 2013.

Thanks everyone for you ideas and suggestions.  


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