Do you admire the athletes with their perfect bodies? It all lies in their posture and these simple exercises will help you in achieving that perfect posture you have always wanted.
Stand up in a comfortable position, breathe in and lift your shoulders gently up to your ears. As you exhale, slide your shoulders back, drawing back your shoulder blades together. You can repeat this 8 to 10 times.
Standing Forward Bend
Stand straight and intertwine your fingers behind your back, palms pressed together while straightening arms at your back. Breathe in and bend backwards slightly so as to face the ceiling. Exhale while bringing your gaze to the floor, let your arms free and straight. Breathe in deep and gently release, repeat 5 to 10 times, roll back to stand straight slowly.
Lie on your stomach, with hands underneath your shoulders. Inhale and draw your legs together and press the floor through your hands and raise your chest upward, creating pressure on your back muscles. Hold the pose and breathe slowly for 20 seconds. Release slowly after a minute or two.
Lie down on a flat surface with feet flat, knees bent and arms placed on the sides. Breathe in and lift your hips above the ground. Hold the pose for 3 long breaths, release by slowly lowering your hips. Repeat 4 times.
Supported Back End
You can use two cushions. Placing one of them under your thoracic spine and the other can be used as a head support. Hold the pose for 2 minutes as it opens your chest, playing an important role in your posture.
The Happy Baby Pose
Lie on your back and hold both your bog toes with your two fingers, slowly pull your toes down so as to bring your knees toward your shoulders. Make sure your elbows slight gently press the knees open. Hold the pose for 30 seconds.
Stand upright and place the heel of your right foot at the back, so as to have a wide gap between your feet. Reach both arms straight overhead and bend your left knee to 90 degrees,as you reach up relax your shoulders and also lengthening the back leg. Hold this pose for 20 seconds and then begin the same on the other side.
Sit on the floor with your legs straight and stretched in front, point your toes in the direction of the ceiling keeping your back straight. Breathe in deeply and exhale while reaching out straight in front of you. You don’t have to aim to reach for your toes but just stretch out your arms as far as possible.
You can try these exercises and let us know in the comment section about the most effective one for you.