5 Exercises to Improve Your Posture

What are the exercises to improve posture?

  1. Child’s Pose
  2. Cat Cow Stretch
  3. Chest Opener
  4. Downward-facing Dog
  5. Wall Angel
  Having good posture makes you look good and feel great. When one has good posture, the body can properly develop flexibility, balance, and strength. However, lifestyle habits can affect proper posture. Without proper posture, we tend to feel more stressed due to pressure on various muscles and ligaments. To alleviate this, there are many exercises to improve posture that are easy to do. These can be done on a daily basis to rebalance your body. Here are the benefits of some of these exercises and poses that can be done at home or at work.  

Child’s Pose

Child's Pose The child’s pose has an odd name but has a strong purpose. This is a resting pose that will help stretch and lengthen your spine, hamstrings, and glutes. When done as part of your stretching exercise, it can release the tension on your lower back and neck. With some aromatherapy and relaxing music in the background, you can further your relaxation experience while enjoying the tension releasing benefits.  

Cat Cow Stretch

Need a stretch that releases tension while promoting blood circulation? Then the cat cow stretch is definitely for you. This stretching exercise massages the spine thoroughly. It will help relieve tension in the neck, shoulders, and torso. As you do this, proper blood circulation flows properly if you do this for at least one minute.  

Chest Opener

A girl with progressively better posture This stretching exercise is useful for anyone who spends most of their day sitting down. The chest opener allows your chest to stretch back to its natural position rather than sinking inward due to sitting. This exercise is not only beneficial to the proper position of your chest, but it will also help you stand up straighter, which can make you look taller and feel more confident.  

Downward Facing Dog

The downward-facing dog is a useful pose to relieve back pain. Practicing this daily can help improve posture and balance out the body. If you’re in need of a pain-relieving back exercise, this is the one to try. The forward bend allows you to strengthen and align your back muscles when done properly. Be sure to lay down a mat on the floor to practice any posture improving exercise safely and efficiently.  

Wall Angel

Wall Angel This exercise can be done anywhere when you need an extra boost. The wall angel is easy to do and is especially beneficial for your back. All you need is an even wall, which you probably have at home or at work. Doing this at least 5 to 10 times will strengthen your back and improve your posture without anything too intense.  

Key Takeaway

Everyone needs their own posture exercise routine. Doing exercises to improve your posture have a number of benefits that can improve the well being of any individual. Even if you practice proper posture and healthy habits, it doesn’t hurt to improve it with daily exercises. If you haven’t tried these types of exercises, you should definitely try it now to feel the difference in your body.

Written By: Dr. Benedicto Luz Adorable III

Dr. Ben is the CEO and Founder of Philippine Chiropractic Healthcare Specialist. He has a Doctorate Degree of Chiropractic from Parker College of Chiropractic.

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