Posture Tips: Bending

Posture Tips: Bending

Look at the dramatic difference in the bending posture between cultures. The American woman is rounding her spine, slumping her shoulders, and pushing her head forward while the Thai farmers are maintaining an elongated spine.

Posture Tips: Sitting

Posture Tips: Sitting

In our culture it is common to sit with the pelvis tucked and the weight back near the tailbone. This forces the lower back into a rounded position. If you try to sit up straight with a tucked pelvis it will cause discomfort and fatigue in your lower back, making it impossible to maintain that position for more than a few minutes.

Posture Tips: Standing

Posture Tips: Standing

In an aligned body, the ankle, knee, hip, and shoulder should be directly stacked on top of each other. A vertical line could be drawn through all weight bearing joints forming a central axis that divides the body nearly exactly in half. With the weight bearing joints stacked, the bones are doing their primary job – holding you up.