Why Not Slump: Mountain Pose Cure

Slumping never helped circulation, our mood, nor our shape. Posture is critical to one’s inner beauty and demeanor. In front of a mirror don’t you notice how you we stand up, maybe even hold our breath, and tightened those stomach muscles. And suddenly your face brightens and your natural glow is enhanced. But posture is more than just not slouching when you drive, cook, or type. Posture can be integral to your health. Practicing the Mountain Pose of Yoga can help you achieve the benefits of great posture .

Good Posture Pointers:

  • Standing tall with proper posture spine and bones in alignment so that gait and muscles function
  • Don’t hyperextend the knees, it puts your spine out of joint
  • Helps decrease the abnormal wearing of joint surface thus decreases arthritis.
  • Decreases the stress on the ligaments holding the joints of the spine together, and thus prevents injuries of all types including ankles, knees, spines.
  • Prevents the spine from becoming fixed in abnormal positions, we’ll all get some arthritis, and it’s worse if we harden into a slump.
  • Prevents fatigue because muscles are being used more efficiently, allowing the body to use less energy.
  • Walking down the stairs backwards for people with bad knees can actually take pressure off the lower spine
  • Prevents backache and muscular pain, especially if you do a lot of lifting.
  • Contributes to a good appearance.

To Achieve Good Posture You Will Require the Following:

  • Good muscle flexibility, adding a flexibility coach is critical, yoga is especially good for this
  • Normalize your midsection, too much waist fat will pull your
  • Normal motion in the joints, normalize your step, your jog, your running, your bat and club swings, get at least one lesson per season
  • Strong postural muscles, that’s code
  • A balance of muscles on both sides of the spine, testing at Hada Cosmetic Medicine will help you
  • Awareness, especially before you enter a room, of your own posture, stand up tall, shoulders back, engage your core

For more information go to http://www.arthritis.org/


Suzanne Trupin, MD, Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist and owner of Women's Health Practice, Hada Cosmetic Medicine, and Hatha Yoga and Fitness

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