Tips for Better Posture

Last week we discussed 10 daily posture mistakes common to most people. Today, we'll go over what actions you can take to correct these mishaps. 1. Turn the tables. Get a standing desk. Your goal is more movement, so don't just stand there -- breathe deeply and maintain good posture, since your muscles are like tiny hearts that need movement to pump blood and enhance circulation. Or, sit on an exercise ball to keep the core engaged and a strong back. 2. Do stretches and movements that open and lengthen the muscles in the front of your body, such as your chest, forearms and biceps and the big muscles that are at the front and sides of the hips. Try reaching for the sky while lunging. 3. Exer

10 Daily Posture Mistakes

Growing up, many of our parents would demand that we sit up and stop slouching, for no other reason than it might make us look bad. But there are so many other elements to the importance of posture, elements that are affecting millions of us every day. From neck and back pain to blood flow and respiration, posture can have a major impact on how we live and how we feel every day. So here are 10 of the top posture mistakes we make on a day to day basis. Look out for these, and as you become more and more aware of these errors, you can gradually begin to correct them. 1) Sitting and working at a computer -- Our bodies are designed for movement, not sitting for long periods of time. 2) Talking

Mountain Pose

Mountain pose (Tadasana) is the foundation for all of the standing postures and improves posture, groundedness, stability and confidence and reduces back pain. Tadasana steadies the mind and body, bringing a calm focus to the practitioner. Practicing the pose with steady and smooth breath will help relieve stress and improve concentration. When brushing your teeth, washing dishes, standing in line, pay attention to how your standing. Following these alignment cues will make effotless standing possible. All major joints of the body (ankles, knees, hips and shoulders) align one above the other Posture with the least resistance to gravity, makes effortless standing possible Stand with the fee

5 Reasons to Sit Up Straight!

Basically posture refers to the body's alignment and positioning with respect to the ever-present force of gravity. Whether we are standing, sitting or lying down gravity exerts a force on our joints, ligaments and muscles. Good posture entails distributing the force of gravity through our body so no one structure is overstressed.Good posture has many benefits, such as ease of movement, good balance of muscle strength and flexibility, proper positioning of the spine and proper functioning of internal organs. With a solid posture, your body “feels” good and you therefore feel good. Here are 5 reasons why good posture is important for your health: 1. Breathing becomes easier and deeper. In

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