In this post I wanted to share 3 unique benefits of having good posture, over and above just reducing strain on your back and neck.
You may have heard of these, but you may not have. Continue reading to find out.
I want you to stop what you are doing and try this little experiment.
Simply go into the common 'slouched' position and simply raise you arms up sideways and just see how easy it feels. Now go into a neutral position (Simply rock you pelvis forward, lift up your sternum and tuck your chin slightly), then lift your arms up again and see how it feels.
Was there any difference? was it easier?
I bet that it feels much easier to raise your arms up when you are in a neutral position. This occurs because when you are in a neutral position, your shoulders move better and it takes pressure of of your rotator cuff.
Try the same experiment from benefit 1, but this time try taking a big breath in when slouched and again when in a neutral position. Notice the difference?
Usually it is much easier to take a nice big breath when in a good postural position. Being in this position gives your rib cage the best chance of moving freely.
Once again try the same experiment as the first two benefits, but this time try swallowing.
You should notice that swallowing is a little easier when you are in a good postural position than you are slouched or your head is extended.
Hopefully, these 3 unique benefits can give you a few more reasons as to why you need continue to work on your posture.
Did you know about these benefits?
If you are wanting to improve your posture, there are 3 ways I could potentially help you.
- Have a look through this blog section and watch a few of the many postural videos and blogs that you may find beneficial.
- Comment below or send me an email with any specific questions you may have.
- If you would like some more one on one help, call me and we can arrange a time for an assessment.
What I have seen over the years is that if you do spend some time working on improving your posture and how your body works, your body really will thank you for it.