- Posture, also, is important to good health. Poor posture constricts the healthy flow of the life energy in the various body parts and vital organs. The best posture is chest out, shoulders back, stomach and abdomen in, and buttocks tucked under. Don’t stand with a swayback or with hunched shoulders. Don’t sit in a slumped position with the spine out of alignment, hampering breathing and and the free flow of life energy in the spine. Psychologically, a hunched posture suggests a defeatist attitude. Always sit and stand erect. Be masters of yourself, with your mind on the infinite power within and around you.
- To achieve and maintain good posture, experts offer these tips:
- Avoid slouching by imagining a headlight in your breast bone, Make sure shines forward, not down in your lap when you’ re sitting or toward the floor when you’re standing.
- When standing, keep your weight equally distributed on both feet, being sure to put weight on the four “corners” of each foot.
- Avoid “forward head” posture by keeping your cheekbones and collarbone in the same vertical plane. For most people, this means gliding the head up and back.
- Exercise regularly. Walking, swimming, and other general conditioning exercises are helpful. In addition, do resistance and flexibility exercises designed to strengthen muscles that are weak and stretch those that are tight.
- avoid sitting for extended periods.Take brief walk breaks as often as possible, or at least stand up and stretch frequently.
- Consult a health professional skilled in body mechanics and alignment, such as a physical therapist, yoga instructor, qualified personal trainer, or movement therapist.
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