What is a good posture? The answer is: it’s a life changing habit. I can’t even tell you how much of a change it makes, not just in the way you look, but also in the way you feel in your body. It can make all the difference between gracefulness and clunkiness. A graceful posture and graceful movement are essential to being more feminine and elegant. And, if you’re trying to level up on a budget, improving your posture will take you very far for little to no cost. That’s why in this post, I’m going to tell you how to have a good posture.
Improving your posture requires a three-pronged approach: The first is about training, the second is about your environment, and the third is about awareness.
#1 – Train Your Core
Your core muscles are extremely important for keeping your back straight and your hips tilted in the proper angle (not too forward and not too backward). A lot of bad posture as well as some back pain comes from having a weak core. A strong core has other perks, too. Like keeping your belly pulled in and your clothes fitting better.
#2 – Train Your Back
This is probably quite obvious. But if you have back problems, then you may need the guidance of a professional at first. Certain movements and exercises may not be suitable for you. In any case, if you have the money to spare, I highly recommend training your back with a specialist anyway. For example, an osteopath or chiropractor can not only help relieve tension and pain, but they will also give you good posture homework.
#3 – Stretch Regularly
Just as important as strengthening the muscles that keep you upright is to also stretch them. That includes the back and core, but also the chest, shoulders, neck, arms, legs, and hips. I personally love doing Pilates because it’s both a form of training as well as stretching. Yoga is also an excellent choice.
#4 – Fix How You Sit And Sleep
No amount of training is going to work if you maintain the bad habits that created the problems in the first place. Most often, those habits are things like slouching on the couch, staring down at your phone, or sleeping in awkward positions. For good posture sitting is probably the one to fix first. For example, create an ergonomic desk set-up. For sleep, it depends on your preferred position, but generally you want to choose a pillow height that keeps your back and neck straight.
#5 – Stay Aware
At first, it will take a conscious effort to replace the bad habits with good ones. But it can also be fun. A good sitting posture doesn’t mean you need to sit like the Queen all the time. Just do your best to keep a straight back and put your legs in a graceful angle to your body. Watch some videos on deportment and follow along. I have a video on how to walk in heels. Once you’ve practiced a while, these kinds of things come naturally.
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