What is “good posture” anyway?
How’s your posture right now? Are you sitting or standing nice a tall? Or slumped over your desk or phone? This is a topic that goes back to the good ol’ days. If you’re like me, your mama said on more than one occasion, “Stand up straight!” And I don’t know about you, but for me, it only lasted as long as she was looking!
It turns out that Mom was right!
Posture does more than make you taller and look more educated. It actually DIRECTLY affects everything from your mood to the inner workings of your body’s deepest systems! And for so many people, poor spinal alignment leads to “garden-variety” low back pain, too. So, figuring out how to “straighten up” can have some IMMEDIATE benefits!
But, do you even know what “good posture” is?
Well, in this short video I teach about the main elements that create a posture that even your Mom would be proud of! Check it out:
It’s really not complicated, or even difficult to create a strong and functional alignment. In fact, there are two very simple things you can do RIGHT NOW to create strength and stability in your body!
Start with your feet!
- point toes straight ahead
- feet under hip points (about two-fists wide)
Check the hips!
- are hips tilting forward or backward?
- find the even place between the two – hips parallel to the floor
Did you try it? Let me know in the comments your favorite tip!