The Yoga For Poor Posture course provides you with a series of classes that will assist you to correct the problems commonly associated with habitual slouching.
The Yoga For Poor Posture course provides you with a series of classes that will assist you to correct the problems commonly associated with habitual slouching. In our modern age poor posture is becoming increasingly prevalent. Whether it is from extended periods of computer work, smart phone usage, or lounging around on the couch, our bodies are often held in positions where the thoracic spine is in an exaggerated kyphosis, with the shoulders and neck sitting forwards. Over time this can lead to a range of ill health effects, including back pain, neck pain, shoulder tightness, headaches, poor balance and breathing difficulties. It can even contribute to incontinence, heartburn and constipation. If you have any of these complications of poor posture it is important that you consult a health professional.
In order to correct poor posture, the aim is to open the body out from the habitual hunched over position so that the spine is in an upright and neutral position. This involves opening the chest via release of the pectoral muscles combined with thoracic spine extension. In tandem with this, shoulder mobility and strengthening is also important, in order that the shoulders can be supported by the rotator cuff muscles and sit in a healthier position. Core strength is also crucial for supporting and stabilising the spine. It often deteriorates over time with chronic poor posture.
The classes in this course include sequences that focus on chest opening, shoulder mobilisation and strengthening and core stabilisation. If you are prone to poor posture, regular practice of these sequences will assist you in combatting the ill effects of poor posture in our information age.