The Causes and Cures of Poor Posture.
Poor posture results from repetition, largely due to the pressures, temptations, and distractions of the modern world. Even my own posture can be terrible and I’m always working on improving it. As I work online, my shoulders suffer from forward pronation (they are too far forward), leading to some pain.
When working at a desk or on my laptop, I have the same bad posture habits you likely have.
Most of us develop poor posture from using our smart phones. My good friend Victor Pride introduced me to the name. It even has a name, which my friend Victor Pride introduced me to it iPosture – the posture caused by our iPhones.
After sitting for hours each day at our desks or with our portable electronic devices, our posture look terrible.
This is how the posture of the typical person looks.
This is proper posture.
You can, however, improve your posture. As with improving your mindset, correcting bad posture is not something to achieve overnight. These exercises require vigilance. Expect to see gradual improvement rather than overnight results.
We are training our bodies to have poor posture. It can take months to unlearn the bad posture and requires vigilance throughout the days. As physical therapists often say, “You can’d undo 23 hours of bad posture with one hour a day in the gym.”
Perform these posture exercises as often as you can. I do one to two sets of 10 reps throughout the day, as posture is something we are constantly training.
You may feel some tightness, as your muscles are not used to be stretches. You may also cough as well, as poor posture allows excess CO2, which your body expels as part of the respiratory process, it trapped in your lungs. Also, your diaphragm is compressed when your posture is poor, leading to poor breathing.
1. The Abundance Posture.
The abundance posture pose opens up your hips, shoulders, pelvis, and abs. You may even cough or feel pulling in your stomach area. That’s actually your abdominal cavity. Those muscles have been compressed due to sitting, which presses the muscle fibers against one another.
There are three parts to the abundance posture pose.
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How to Improve Your Posture While Standing.
Just as sitting makes our hips tight, our shoulders also become pronated. Perform the following exercises to help bring your shoulders back into proper alignment.
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How to Improve Your Posture While Sitting.