Do you want to improve your posture but don’t know where to start? Have you been told that your chronic low back pain is caused by your postural problems? Do you feel bad or guilty about your posture? Do you blame your poor posture on the fact that you have to work long hours at a computer? Does trying to improve your posture seem like impossibly hard work? And boring? Are you resigned that your posture is what it is and there is no way you can change it? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, this blog is for you.
Most of the people I run across have a really bad relationship with their posture. I don’t just mean that their posture is poor. It may well be. I mean if you ask them about their posture, they simply don’t feel good about it. They know it is bad or they have been told it is bad. And if they have tried to implement well meaning advice from others such as stand up straight and pull your shoulders back or (my favorite!) tuck your tail, all it has created is more tension and problems. They have become frustrated, given up trying and resigned themselves to the fact that their posture is what it is.
But your posture is too important to ignore. The fact of the matter is poor posture doesn’t just make you look less attractive, it has a profound effect on your health and well being. Yet the effect of posture on issues from back pain and breathing to digestion and headaches is often overlooked. It is well worth your while to start paying some attention to your posture–but in a way that is fun, manageable and sparks an interest in yourself. Helping you do that is the goal of this blog.
When I am not writing this blog or helping my students to find more ease in their daily lives I am dancing, dreaming up next year’s Halloween costume or spending quality time out of doors.