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GRATEFUL_DAWN Posts: 130
7/1/14 5:14 P

My posture seems to be better since I started doing yoga in the mornings. Having good posture can make you appear to be more confident, too. One of my friends said that I looked good and asked what had I been doing. The cobra posture is great for strengthening upper back muscles and will help to keep you from slumping over.

BRITOMART Posts: 7,702
8/17/13 2:29 P

If you can find a teacher, take some Alexander Technique lessons. They are fabulous for posture, but even more, for the overall 'use' of our bodies. I'm a student of the practice, not a provider. It's helped me with posture, back pain, breathing, sleeping, and all other kinds of self-use. It's not something you want to try from videos or books, though. You need a qualified (AMSAT) teacher. This link is to one of the useful pages, though not to the AMSAT site itself.
www.alexandertechnique.com/

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MOINSDEMOI Posts: 1,270
8/17/13 12:34 P

pilates - it strengthens your core, which gives you great posture.

Practice habits of excellence.

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8/16/13 6:27 P

Take up dancing!

I notice that when I am doing a lot of dancing, people seem to comment more on my height and my posture. It teaches you to be more aware of your body, and it can also be a great social outlet.

My older relatives who dance (one grandmother does tango, the other did flamenco; my great-aunt does square dancing) have all stayed tall and graceful into their 80s and 90s.

Dances: salsa (standard/LA), casino, rueda de casino, cumbia Colombiana, cumba Mexicana, bachata, mambo, cha-cha-chá, merengue, reggaetón.

Dances to Learn in the future: flamenco, tango Argentino, samba, belly dancing, bhangra, danzón, Cuban rumba, ballroom rumba
SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 60,354
8/15/13 8:08 P

Here's an article you might find helpful:

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_artic
les.asp?id=1407


Coach Jen

"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down but the staying down." Mary Pickford

"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."
DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (58,536)
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8/15/13 8:03 P

One of the best things you can do is build core strength. Having a strong core (hips, abs, etc) gives you the strength you need to be able to stand up properly, and you'll tend to hold better posture more naturally!

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MARISA1972 SparkPoints: (5,970)
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8/15/13 7:55 P

I'm a tall woman (5'9") and it' difficult for me to stay straight. I have to think about it all day if I want to remind tostand tall and even when I think aboutit, my back gets tired very fast and I go back to my bad posture. The more I grow old, the harder it is to keep a good posture. How can I improve my posture ? Do you have anytips ? Thank you !

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