Therapy Thursday: Posture
3 months of social distance and staying at home has been hard for many reasons, and one of them is the pain that’s arisen due to immobility and poor posture while working on your computer or phone, slumped on the couch!
The tip in the video (stand in a doorway and lean forward) does TWO things for you.
1. Reverses the poor posture position you’ve been sitting in for most of the day, and restores proper alignment.
2. Brings AWARENESS to what’s happening in your body. This is KEY! You won’t be able to make any lasting changes to your posture, or any other habit, if you’re not aware of what’s going on. When you begin to notice you’re doing something you don’t want to do, you can change it. Not until then.
Try this position for 30” and do it as soon as you begin noticing you’re slumping forward again. If you have to do it 100 times a day and you don’t have time for anything other than stretching, you will be highly motivated to return to work and sit up straight!
In all seriousness, give it a try. You’ll feel better, and your muscles and joints will thank you! 🙏