Everywhere, we can see people having poor posture. Not all of us are aware of the proper ways of sitting, standing, or walking and this bad habit leads to curves and deformations of the backbone and neck that leads to a bad posture.
What creates concern about having an incorrect posture is that it makes a person physically unattractive and it gives an impression to people that they person has little self-confidence. Aside from the fact that it does not look good, slouching and strutting a bad posture will cut off some of your true height.
So before you become shorter and shorter because you keep on slumping and slouching, this is the time that you train yourself on how to project the correct posture. It is easily said than done but by creating a good habit of exercise and practicing the correct posture in your every move, you can achieve the right posture that will make your more attractive and taller.
First, Look at Your Reflection
Being aware of your appearance is the first step in your posture correction. You cannot correct anything unless you are aware of the problem. So first up, you have to look and examine yourself in front of the mirror and see if you are having posture problems. Look at the picture of celebrities and models then compare your own posture. From here, you will realize if you have a forward head, a hunch, or any of the posture problems.
The Frontal View Posture
Stand in front of the mirror with your feet closed. Observe your ears and see if they are at the same level. If they are not then there must be a problem on your spine.
Now try to observe your shoulders if they are at the same level. If one is higher than the other then you have to correct it. You must have a spine problem but you don’t have to worry because posture exercises can solve these problems.
Look at your waist and hips next if they are aligned or if one side is higher than the other. They should be of the same level. And the last thing to look at is your knees and ankles. If you can see that there is a large gap between your knees then you must have a bow leg. Bowleggedness is something that you should correct.
If you see unevenness out of these body parts then you must be practicing an incorrect posture for a long time or you might have been suffering from scoliosis. You need to start exercising or have a physical check-up just in case you are feeling pain at your back.
The Side View Posture
Even if you don’t go to the doctor first, you can already see if you have a posture problem by looking at the side part of your body in the mirror. Your friends might have already told you also that you have a posture problem by looking at your side. Now, in order for you to be aware of your own posture, get a mirror and look at either right or left side of your body.
When you stand straight at your side, the middle part of your ear must be in line with your shoulder, hip, and ankle vertically. If you are making an effort to do this alignment and you are not standing the normal way you used to stand then you must have a posture problem. Try standing the way that you used to stand comfortably. In this manner, you can see if you are standing with the correct posture or not.
While standing with your side view in the mirror, try looking at your belly and your back. If your stomach is protruding then try to make it look sexier by straightening your body more. If you feel a strain in your back and some effort in doing this then you have a posture problem because you are not used to it. This is also true if you see that you have a slight or severe hump or hunch in the back. If you feel some strain while trying to straighten your body then you have to start doing some posture exercises in order to correct some problems.
Now, look at your head. Is it a bit more forward? Is your neck strained when you try to pull your head backwards? If your answer is yes then you have a forwards head – another posture problem that is needed to be corrected. You may not be aware of this before but this needs to be corrected if ever you noticed it now because this simple problem can rob you of your height and attractiveness.
Have a Good Posture with These Simple Posture Exercises
Back to Wall Stomach In
Stand against a wall with your back, head, and ankles touching it. Make sure are not wearing any foorwear while doing this.
Now, put your hand behind your back and there must be enough space for your hands. If you notice that there is a larger space for your hands, you may have a swayback. Swayback posture is something to be corrected. So what you are going to do is to let your stomach in by squeezing and contracting it inward. Do this repeatedly at least 15 times while breathing.
Back to Wall Belly Motion
Lean on the wall but with your feet 4 inches away from it. Make sure that your buttocks, head and back touches the wall. Make your knees lax.
What you are going to do is to tip your pelvis back and forth which means you have to squeeze your stomach in order to bring your spine on the wall. This will simply eliminate the space between the wall and your mid-back. Go back to a relax position where the space at your back is present again. This exercise may take some practice so do these 15 times. This will also solve your swayback problem.
Move your tailbone as close to the chair when you are sitting. If you keep on doing this, your posture will improve fast. Now, contract the muscles of your stomach in and out for about 15 times. Repeat this action by using other chairs in your house. If you are at work, you can always do this while working in a desk or in front a computer.
Improving your posture needs extra time and patience but it can be worth it. Here are some benefits that you can achieve if you gained a good posture:
• Believe it or not, you will feel happier which means having a good mood with good posture.
• Pain or strains will be lessened once you are used to having a correct posture.
• People will see you as more confident, taller, and attractive.
So if you want to know how to improve your posture and learn some more advanced techniques, using the Grow Taller 4 Idiots e-book guide will be a perfect your perfect start!