Exercise to improve posture

A good posture is important to develop flexibility, strength and balance in your body. Proper body posture improves your personality, reduces muscle and ligament stress. A good posture not only beautifies your personality but also helps to combat different types of body pains due to our wrong positions and postures. Here we are going to share some of the exercises to improve your body posture and to keep your muscles and ligaments stress-free.

Back pain exercise

When we spend most of the time sitting, this put pressure on our pelvis muscles and shortens anterior hip muscles. This results in the titling of pelvis muscles in front, cause back pain and poor posture of the lumbar spine. Stretching exercises can help to keep the pelvis in neutral alignment. This is the instant relief for lower backache or tightness. Kneel down on the ground by placing your angle at 90˚ in front. Push your hips forward by putting your hands behind neck. There will be a stretch in front of your thigh and or your left hip. Keep this posture for 30 seconds and sit straight by keeping your hands over hips. Repeat a similar exercise on the other side and try this for 5 times.

Child Pose

Child pose is named after your pose during exercise that looks similar to the child pose. Child pose helps to lengthen and stretches your glutes, spines and hamstrings. It helps to relieve your tension in the neck and lower back. Sit on the ground on your shinbones by joining your knees together in a way that your big toes touch the ground. Fold your body ahead at your hips and place your hands in front. Take your hips backward from your feet and press your forehead on the floor. Extend your arms and breath deeply and stay still up to 5 minutes in the same position.

Back strengthener

The exercise is best for toning up the core stability of muscles that back up lumber spine and weakness in them cause poor posture. Lay down that your shoulder and knees must be below hips at the floor. Take a deep breath and while exhaling brings up your right arm and left leg straight at the level of your body. Don’t put your pressure on right hip for support instead counterbalance with the help of stability muscle inside. Lower your arm while inhaling and take the leg back to the initial position. Now exhale and raise opposite leg and arm. Repeat the exercise for 10-20 times.

Stand Still

The standstill exercise will help you to fight round shoulder desk slump, it reminds you how to actually stand straight. Looks for a straight wall section and stand still in front of it. Make sure your heels, hips and shoulder blades touches the wall. There will be a gap between shoulder and hips to keep natural arc. Place your head against the wall by tilting your chin downwards. Then stay still for 30 seconds and try to maintain the same posture.