I am definitely grateful to my grandmother and PE teachers who made me aware of good posture. I have always felt that I could carry myself well and I know that it makes me look better. One hint is to imagine that you are like a puppet hanging from a string attached to the top of your head. Also keep your shoulders rolled back and down. Stand with your knees relaxed and the top of your pelvis rolled up and back. (I tend to have a sway back when I stand naturally. The most important part is keeping the knees relaxed and not locked.)
Although good posture may seem uncomfortable when you are first getting the habit, as your body strengthens and gets used to it, you will feel much better when you are standing well!
One of my challenges with posture right now is dealing with carrying a heavy backpack full of books! I'm trying to carry it across both shoulders. I wish I could lighten it, but I need what is in it! I'm worried about the effects this will begin to have on my spine! Especially since I'm over 50. Any advice?
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"Laughter, song, and dance create emotional and spiritual connection; they remind of the one thing that truly matters when we are searching for comfort, celebration, inspiration, or healing: We are not alone."
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