These Poses Will Help Improve Your Posture
Is your posture in need of a tune up?
We live in a world where most of us are sitting in front of smartphones or laptops for long periods of time. Combine this with slouching on the couch to watch your favorite show and you can understand why our posture can take a serious hit. If we continue down this path, many of us will start to resemble Quasimodo!
Not only does this look unattractive, it can also cause tightness and soreness around the neck, shoulders, and back. So what can one do to start shaping our posture back to where it should be?
With Yoga of course!
Yoga is one of the best ways to lengthen and strengthen your spine which in turn will start to straighten out your posture. The following article demonstrates some poses you can do to improve your posture. The best part is that it takes less than 10 minutes of your time. Who wouldn’t trade 10 minutes for feeling better???
See the article below and be sure to share this with your friends so they don’t end up with a hunched back!
1.Tadasana (Mountain Pose)
Tadasana is really how we should be standing all the time, so if you can do this pose in correct alignment with ease, your posture is probably already pretty good! Most people, however, find this posture to be challenging, as it requires your whole body to be engaged.
To Do This Pose:
Stand with your feet about hip distance apart and parallel to each other, with your toes spread and pointing forward. Engage your calves and quads. Engage your core and slightly tuck your tailbone. Keep your shoulders wide and relaxed. Align your head so your chin is parallel to the floor, and the crown of your head is directly over the center of your pelvis.
Raise your arms over your head, keeping them shoulder width apart. Be sure to keep your shoulders relaxed and down away from your ears. Hold for 1 minute.
2. Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog)
Adho Mukha Svnanasana is a great pose for improving your posture, as it stretches and lengthens the spine and opens your shoulders, thus reversing that rounded, hunched over look.
To do this pose:
From table top position, tuck your toes, straighten your legs and lift your hips toward the ceiling. Adjust your hands forward a bit if necessary and spread your fingers. Keep your spine long, and your head and neck in line with your spine. Hold for 1 minute.
3. Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)
Bhujangasana and half bhujangasana gently stretch the spine and open the chest, reversing rounded shoulders and upper backs.
To Do This Pose:
Lying on your stomach, engage your back muscles to lift your head and upper torso. Align your elbows underneath your shoulders for support. Open your chest and relax your shoulders away from your ears. Look straight ahead and hold for 1 minute.
See the full list of poses from Yoga.com
To your health and wellness!