Why is posture so important?
Having good posture is about more than looking good. It helps you to develop strength, flexibility, and balance in your body. These can all lead to less muscle pain and more energy throughout the day. Maintaining a good posture also reduces stress on your muscles and ligaments, which can reduce your risk of injury.
Improving your posture can also help you become more aware of your muscles, making it easier to correct your own posture. As you work on your posture and become more aware of your body, you might even notice some imbalances or areas of tightness you weren’t previously aware of.
Below are some exercises that will help you stand a little taller)
This resting pose stretches and lengthens your spine, gluteal muscles (butt-muscles), and hamstrings. The child’s pose helps to release tension in your lower back and neck.
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This standing stretch releases tension in your spine, hamstrings, and glutes. It also stretches your hips and legs. While doing this stretch, you should feel the entire back side of your body opening up and lengthening.
To do this: