Posture is a constant state…
Whether we’re moving or being still, awake or sleeping, we can be in good posture or we can be in bad posture.
Bad posture – as you know from this Blog – can harm your health and happiness.
But when you choose good posture :
- There is less strain on your joints, muscles and tendons.
- Your deep stability muscles have a chance to work.
- Your circulation is better.
- Your digestion is better.
- You look better.
So if you know what your good posture is then you can make an informed decision. Why would you not?
In our last post, we looked a Standing Posture, so now let’s look at keeping in good posture when you’re moving from sitting to standing.
So Sitting to Standing…
- Come to the front edge of your seat whilst maintaining your good sitting posture.
- Tuck your feet under your knees.
- Whilst maintaining good spinal posture, bend forwards slightly at the hips only.
- Bend forwards until you have your weight over your feet.
- Maintain the same spine posture, so no movement here, engage the buttock muscles, squeeze your buttocks together, then move vertically.
- Keep your knees slightly apart.
The idea is that your buttocks work really hard and so you don’t have to bend the back.
Remember … what you DON’T want to do as you sit down or stand up is:
● Arch your lower back
● Let your knees come together
Some people will find this too difficult, so if you do, just raise the seat or find a higher seat to practice this exercise. This will make the job easier for the buttocks.
Then progress the exercise by gradually lowering the seat.
The buttock muscles are a very important muscle group and so I’ll dedicate my next blog to this muscle group and give you some more exercises to engage and to strengthen them.
PS: Don’t forget to share the video with your friends!by No tags for this post.