Postural exercises are actually quite easy and straightforward - if you have the right teacher. Rosalind Ferry is a well respected licensed physiotherapist who specializes in postural re-alignment, balance, neck and vestibular problems.
How does "bad posture" happen? We begin our lives as babies. We learn to roll, sit and stand . . . and find our balance. But somewhere along the way, we lose that natural harmony.
We become hunched, awkward and uncoordinated.
Misalignments take hold. Our bodies rebel, and we feel increasing pain in our backs, necks, shoulders, hips, knees and feet. Then, it is time to pause and listen to what our bodies are telling us, and make every effort to recapture the easy, efficient movement we once had.
Do you want to live a full life again? Living a full life begins with the postural basics. You can't underestimate the value of good posture, proper breathing and truly restful relaxation. The importance of correct posture begins the moment we step out of bed in the morning and lasts until we climb back in at the end of the day. It affects the way we use our computers, drive our cars or position ourselves when we're simply staring out into space and supposedly doing nothing.
The word 'Posture' comes from the Latin verb meaning "to put or place." It refers to the way we carry our body as a whole, whether sitting, standing, running or jumping.
The key to good posture is for our mind to be calm, our frame in balance and our movements as free-flowing as possible. The brain is the powerhouse. We need to keep it in tip-top condition by overriding all the stresses of modern life and by heeding the old Roman saying about a healthy mind in a healthy body.
Above all, we must not submit passively to physical limitations. We must take action.
Don't you owe yourself the joy of fluid, pain-free movement?
You deserve to feel young again! Try these posture exercises and learn to feel young again.