This posture improving class today will pull you gently into a longer more flexible body, help you reach farther, lift taller, open the chest, alleviate undue tensions, stretch where needed and strengthen your upper body to redress your spine. You’ll work your upper back and shoulder muscles to open the front of the body and lift the back tall while stretching the lower body which is often carrying stress and tension and needs to be lengthened.
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 deliberate and thoughtful, following breath and keeping a certain flow. Be ready to work your upper back and shoulder muscles; push into the mobility of your spine and the flexibility in backs of legs. You’ll use active stretches to get into hip flexors and hamstrings so over repetition you’ll see more flexibility while maintaining the elasticity in your tissues, ligaments and tendons.
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.