BASIC TIPS FOR BETTER POSTURE
Please note that it is very important to be relaxed and natural in all of your stances and movements.
One of the best answers to poor posture is stronger muscles.Regular stretching and strengthening exercises is a great way to begin.
Assess Your Posture As Often as Possible: Stand comfortably in front of a mirror, distribute your weight evenly on both feet, roughly shoulder width apart, and check if your shoulders are drawn in or up. Try to align your hips, shoulders and ears so they make near strait lines over each other. Notice if your head slants back,forward, or from side to side. By becoming aware of your tendencies, you can make improvements.
Posture Tips While Bending: Stand with you feet shoulder-width apart. Keep your feet fully on the floor throughout the whole movement. Lead with your head, send your knees directly over your feet. Bend at the hips and knees, not at the waist. Keep your back straight and balanced. Pull in your abdominal muscles and tighten your quadriceps.
Posture Tips While Standing: The spine has two natural curves that must be maintained called the ‘double C’ or ‘S’ curves, the curves are found from the base of your head to your shoulders and from the upper back to the base of the spine. When standing with favourable posture – strait and tall as is comfortable, you should feel no tension or pull throughout your body. The feet should be roughly shoulder width apart, and weight balanced evenly on both feet. Breathe deeply into your belly, be sure your neck and shoulders are loose.
Posture Tips While Sitting: If you work at a desk for extended hours, be sure to get a good chair to provide proper support. Keep your legs uncrossed to avoid hours of tilting to one side or the other. Sit with your bottom against the seat back, or at the very front of your chair – both positions will help you sit with better posture.
Posture Tips While Driving : Sit with your back firmly against your seat (you can easily reposition your Posture Beads if they cause you any discomfort) The seat should be the right distance from the pedals and steering wheel in order avoid leaning forward or reaching. The headrest should give support to the middle of the head, keeping it strait up.