Improve Your Posture and Get Rid of Back Pain with This Simple Exercise

Your posture says a lot about your personality. It also says a lot about how your joints and muscles are working.

This is why you have to improve your posture:

  1. Poor posture is the posture that results from certain muscles tightening up or shortening while others lengthen and become weak which often occurs as a result of one’s daily activities.
  2. Correcting the posture will greatly relieve the shoulder, back, and neck pain.
  3. Good posture is an easy and very important way to maintain a healthy mind and body. When you practice correct posture, your body is in alignment with itself.

Get into the habit of sitting correctly. It may not feel comfortable initially because your muscles have not been conditioned to support you in the correct position.To target these muscles and tone them, you should regularly exercise the locust pose, or a laying extension.

This is how to do it:

Lie on the floor with your face down. Extend the legs to be hip-width apart, and focus your weight on the tops of the feet.

Start lifting your upper body slowly and maintain your comfortable position.

Breathe slowly and elevate the head up looking ahead, and raise the hands and the fingers while exhaling. Keep your hands with the palm facing the floor.Lift your body with the legs up and keep the pressure on the abdomen.

Hold for 10-60 seconds in this position. Repeat it 5-10 times.

This is a great exercise that will help you greatly correct your body posture.

Watch this video to see how the exercise is done:

 

Sources and References:
idealist4ever.com
www.higherperspectives.com
www.healthandlovepage.com

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