Do you have osteoporosis, a hunched back, how about rounded shoulders and forward head posture? If you answered yes to any of these you need to try”Yoga for Better Posture”. Bad posture can cause many health problems, the number one being low back pain. Osteoporosis runs in my family, my Mom, Grandmother, Sister, and Neice all have hunched backs. My Neice is only 34. That is not an excuse if they worked out and thought about their posture it would be a lot better. My Step-dad started bugging my Mom about it a few years ago and I gave her exercises to do with tubing. When she came to visit a few months ago she looked so much better, I think she was even sitting up straighter than I was.
Think about what you look like when you are sitting at your desk, what about while you drive your car. Is your back hunched? Are your shoulders forward?
What are you waiting for get up now and do something about it!
This is a great stretch to open up the chest (above). Do any stretch that lifts up the chest. Check out our yoga instructors (Lisa Chorey’s) video below. If you don’t have time to do it all, do part of it at a time.
You can do these next three yoga postures anytime anywhere. Make sure you breathe and drink lots of water.
If you want to see how powerful your posture can be, watch the “Ted Talks” with Amy Cuddy.
Amy says “Body language and posture affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves”. [tweetthis]”Body language and posture affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves”. [/tweetthis]
Childs pose (below) is a nice stretch for the low back. With all the spinal extension (opening) this spinal flexion will feel pretty nice. Give it a try.
Take this assessment and learn a little anatomy. See if you could stand to improve your posture, spine assessment. Please share this important information, yoga for better posture, with your family and friends.
Set an example and stand and sit up straight, see how it affects others around you.