3. WHERE THE HEAD GOES, THE BODY FOLLOWS.
Eliminate "text neck" and a hunched posture via this cue.
Pretend there is a string coming out of the middle of the top of your head. Now imagine it attaches to a hot air balloon. This balloon floats above your head gently pulling on the string and pulling your head up.
This cue helps you stand up tall, correct your posture and keep you nice and lengthened.4. EXERCISE, OH AND WHEN EXERCISING - BRACE.
Having the correct posture is particularly essential during high-load activities; lifting heavy weights, jumping and playing sports, for example.
Without proper posture and bracing in the gym or sports fields - you're more likely to pull, twinge or injure something.
To brace correctly before a lift;
- Breathe deeply into your stomach.
- Tense your abs and hold the air inside. Do this as if you need to take a punch to the body from your favourite boxer.
Now - gravity is a fact of life, and it's natural for an individual to give in and slouch - especially when we're busy and tired. However, maintaining good posture is essential and does require some strength to do so.Strengthen your glutes and core and mobilise your thoracic spine
to safeguard your back against both injury and agony.5. GOOD VIBES ONLY
When we are in a good mood and feeling confident, we tend to stand tall and proud. When we are having "one of those days" when things seem a bit more pessimistic, we tend to slump.
Our hunched over shoulders tell a story.
Cut out the negativity.
Realise your worth.
Only feed your brain with positivity.
Open yourself up to the world :)