Having proper posture is important to avoid injury and muscle stiffness. Sometimes a work environment or lifestyle can contribute to muscle fatigue and pain. Yoga can help you master correct standing posture as well as improve your balance, reach, and flexibility.
Before we get to the 4 easy ways to correct your standing posture let’s first discuss why a bad posture isn’t great.
Many things contribute to bad standing posture and a sore back including:
To correct this, you can do a couple of easy yoga stretches to help align your spine. Standing posture in yoga will help you improve your wellness, balance and stance.
When your posture is good, you’ll save yourself the trouble of enduring back injuries and muscle fatigue. You’ll also decrease the wear and tear of the bones inside the spinal column. Practicing the right standing posture will avoid pressure on the ligaments resulting in fewer chances of injury.
1. Child’s pose
Excellent for beginners
2. Forward fold
This pose forms part of the “Sun Salutation” and maybe a bit harder for people with tight hamstrings. You can bend your legs until you feel more comfortable in the pose.
Cat /cow pose is good to help ease the back muscles. This and “child’s pose” is helpful when you have a sore back.
The high plank is excellent to help tone your stomach and strengthen your arms. At the same time, it is also great for standing posture correction.
Book your appointment with your chiropractor and get great tips to help improve your standing posture.