Posture Reset: An Exercise in Postural Awareness
How is your posture at this very moment?
Could it benefit from a quick adjustment? Try the following postural reset:
- Sit up straight
- Pull your navel in toward your spine and up toward your ribs
- Roll shoulders back and down
- Look straight ahead, keeping your neck balanced straight atop the spine
- Drop your tailbone down toward the floor
Now, we can asure you that maintaining this position will be difficult, nay impossible. No human is meant to maintain the same position for any length of time. But if you are forced to sit as you work, try to reset yourself to this position as often as possible, especially when you catch your shoulders slumping inward toward the computer.
Let’s establish postural awareness as the new norm
This postural reset is a blueprint for how you want to keep your postural muscles engaged at all times. By doing this, you will keep yourself looking confident while simultaneously preventing back pain. At our office in Hackensack, we help you establish better posture by focusing on the muscles which contribute to core stability, including the postural and phasic muscles of the core. We set a course for stretching and elongating the muscles of the back which are tight from overuse, and strengthen the phasic muscles which are weak from lack of use in order to lend stability to the core. In doing this, we make it easier for you to maintain excellent posture no matter what activity you are performing.
If you are interested in improving your postural health to influence your overall well-being, give our office in Hackensack a call to schedule an appointment today.
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