Poor posture can result in your body becoming sore and stiff. One of our directors Natalie, discusses how to optimise your posture during sitting.
We've recently had a lot of questions about posture in the clinic so thought we'd shoot a video and write a blog on it.
What makes posture bad is a sustained posture. This means a posture where you are sitting or standing in one position for too long.
To get into a good sitting posture, follow these steps:
- Poke the chin out, tuck the chin in and find the middle between these two movements
- Raise your shoulders, reach for the floor, relax the shoulders
- Round your shoulders, squeeze your shoulder blades, rest your shoulder blades on the back of your rib cage
- Find your ribs and place your hands around them
- Flare your ribs out, tuck them in and then find the middle where they are floating above your pelvis
- Place your hands around your pelvis like you are cupping the rim of a bucket
- Tip water out of the front of the bucket the tip water out the back of the bucket
- Find neutral, where there is no water spilling out of the bucket
- Keep your feet flat on the floor or use a foot stool if your feet won't touch the ground
- Use a lumbar roll if required to support your lower back
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Written by Natalie D'Rozario
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