This posture improving class today focuses predominantly on glute and hip strength as well as upper back strength in order to alleviate low back strain and compression (alleviating sciatica and other such related pains), lengthening hamstrings and bringing better harmony into the musculature in the body to help us lift, stand and sit taller.
This is a new series which focuses on exercises that will integrally improve your posture with the goal in mind to sit and stand taller, but not just that, to do so with greater ease. Additionally, better posture will alleviate undue tensions, aches and pains; it will help you live and move in a more ideal alignment so your joints are happier; it will also help you move with greater ease and efficiency in all your endeavors. Better posture enables our body to better deliver fresh oxygen and blood to tissues and vitals enabling us to feel more energy, less fatigue, contributing to better longevity. The benefits are numerous and this program will help you work towards seeing these improvements in your own body.
Our pace is slow and thoughtful with an easy flow. Today will give you nuggets you can remember for days you can’t follow a video but you could easily throw in 1 or 2 exercises in the gaps of your day. We’ll talk about why these chosen exercises today are strategic for improving posture and you’ll leave understanding more of the components that contribute to better posture head to toe.
Move through exercises that target our postural muscles. Focus on strengthening the deeper set of muscles which hold up our spines and keep our joints healthy and mobile. Specifically focus on posterior chain strength (the back of the body) to counteract the forward pulling force of daily activities (phones, computers, screens and more) that creates imbalance between our front and back sides often creating poor posture. Always keep the hips and pelvis strong, mobile and flexible for a healthy low back and foundation to the spine and legs below. Learn the purpose and focus of certain exercises. Empower you to feel healthier, stronger, happier and more flexible in your own body.