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.
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/
Every moment is unique, unknown, completely fresh. ~~ Pema Chodron
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!
Heather Writer, mother, wife, and breadwinner. I love to run, but running doesn't love me, so I'm switching to my low-impact bike.
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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