As a kid growing up, I always hated when my father would tell me to sit up straight. Now that I have studied and experienced the effects of years of improper posture, I wish I would have listened to him.
Here is some quotes from an article from CBS titled Straight Facts On Good Posture
“The Saturday Early Show’s Dr. Mallika Marshall says if you have good posture, it means that your bones are properly aligned. And proper alignment is necessary if you want your muscles, joints and ligaments to work properly. If you have good posture, your internal organs are in the right position and can work more effectively.”
“Bad posture can lead to serious health issues, including chronic back pain.”
“There are many signs you may have bad posture. Some of the most common are when you have rounded shoulders and a rounded upper back.”
“# Exercise Regularly: If you exercise, you are more flexible and your muscles are stronger, which helps support proper posture.”
To help you out with your posture. Check out my video on proper sitting posture:
I also recommend you try Yin Yoga. It’s great to help undo years of improper posture as it focuses on the connective tissue layer. Slowly reshaping your body to stand tall.
Try the Front line Sequence in my MindBodyWarrior Yin yoga dvd.