A correct body posture makes you long tall, slim, fit, and most importantly confident. But still one cannot maintain this correct body posture which leads to body pains in certain parts and sometimes in the whole body. The main cause for not being able to maintain the correct posture is long working hours, excessive use of gadgets, not sleeping in the correct position, and the way we sit most of the time. In short, your modern lifestyle has strained your spine excessively which results in degrading your posture.
This engaging lifestyle makes you forget easily how to maintain the correct posture while doing various activities. Whereas a yoga instructor can teach you how to improve your posture by making you practice yoga in the correct posture. In addition to these if you are aware of your positions while you are performing activities then you will get rid of those pains and also achieve a prominent posture.
Asana correct your body posture
Regular practice of yoga will bring awareness to your body. And with proper awareness, you will be able to maintain your body posture in no time. Yoga will be beneficial in making you aware of the correct body posture. Below discusses are some asanas when practiced with proper awareness that can be beneficial to bring correct posture.
Bhujangasana is also known as the cobra pose. It helps in strengthening your back along with opening up of chest and shoulder area.
Tadasana is also known as a mountain pose. By practicing this pose regularly you will learn how to stand in the correct pose.
Marjarisana is also known as cat stretch. It helps to make your back more flexible. By practicing this you will be able to achieve a flexible structure.
- All directions back stretch
As the name suggests it includes effective stretching which would help you to improve your body posture by lengthening the spine, strengthening the back muscles, and making your back relax by releasing all the tiredness. It releases all the stress from your back.
- Shishu Asana
Shishu Asana is also known as a child pose. This asana is beneficial in providing relaxation to the back and the shoulders.
This asana is also known as the warrior pose. This asana is beneficial in soothing the shoulder plates and also provides a good massage to the lower back and knees.
This asana is also known as chair pose and is known for its benefits for excellent lower back hips and knees posture. It is also known for relaxing as well as warming up hipbones and knees.
For correcting your posture only yoga asana are not sufficient, below mentioned some other tips that will further help in correcting the body posture.
- Sit correct
Sitting with ankles behind the knees will cause knee pain. While sitting make sure that your feet are evenly spread on the ground and also legs are well supported. In addition o this your ankles should align with your knees while you sit. Practice this position even while meditating.
- Avoid slouching
When you slouch it leads your lungs to bend which further shrinks the flow of oxygen to the body and results in a headache. Avoid slouching while watching television. Even though slouching might make you feel comfortable while watching TV but for the sake of your health try to sit straight and comfortably which would facilitate the proper flow of oxygen throughout the body.
- Make a conscious effort to Keep Your posture correct
Once you are destined to correct your posture, you can begin by using sticky notes on various places like your workplace, or wall, which would remind you to correct everytime, even on your phone. This would help you to incorporate the habit of keeping your posture correct every time.
- Equally, distribute your body weight on both shoulders
This is a very common mistake made by most office-going workers as well as the young crowd too. They complain about shoulder pain which is caused due to unequal distribution of weight on both shoulders. When they carry laptop bags or bags containing little heavy things they tend to carry them on one shoulder using one strap only which elevates the pain. Hence it is advised to carry bags with the support of both the shoulders using both straps instead of one. If not then keep on changing shoulders frequently.
- Act following the guidelines
While lifting weight be careful with the process of weight lifting, as following the wrong process leads to tremendous back pain which demotivates you from working out,and potentially is proactive throughout the day. Following proper guidelines would help you to maintain correct posture in long term.This will answer your question about how to prevent back problems. With the correct body posture, it will be obvious for you to carry your confidence and smart appearance.
How should you sleep to correct your posture?
The third part of your total life is spent sleeping or trying to sleep so sleep positions hold importance in determining the posture of your body. It is important to sleep in certain positions to maintain a good posture. The clinical director at Acorn health and a member of the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) stated that side-lying is one of the optimum sleeping positions, with a pillow placed in a position to support your neck and the other pillow placed between your knees whereas if you are sleeping on your stomach then that position might hurt your neck and upper back, despite this it is a very beneficial position to sleep on, so you might have to find some comfortable ways to sleep on this position which would require more pillows to settle in.
The bottom line is you need to be conscious of your posture as even though it might sound a very unpretentious thing to be concerned about, it holds immense importance in building up your personality. Yoga is highly beneficial to correct your posture. Even while sleeping, don’t be too conscious about your posture otherwise you might end up feeling anxious which will disrupt your sleep and fulfil its aim of restoration and healing.
Hi, I am Olivia Robinson, a writer, and blogger by profession. As I’m a wanderer, I share my experiences through my write-ups in a way that it’s understandable and appealing to people. I aim to achieve a difference through my writing, which allows my readers to make informed and valuable choices.