Let's talk about that slouch.
Slumping does more than make people unhealthy. It affects our moods, which affect our productivity.
Forward Head Posture (FHP) can reduce lung capacity, which reduces the amount of oxygen that reaches the brain and other organs. Less oxygen to the brain, less brain function, less PRODUCTIVITY.
Poor posture takes a lot out of us. It can cause…
- Pain in neck, shoulders, and back
- Permanent damage to your muscles, joints, nerves
- Arthritis, decreased Range of motion
- Loss of height & looking 10 lbs heavier
- Pinched and trapped nerves
- Decreased lung capacity
- Decreased range of motion
- Poor sleep or insomnia
- Constant Fatigue and lack of energy
- Noisy mouth breathing, snoring, & sleep apnea
- Decrease blood flow to the brain
- Negatively effects your hormonal health
- Lack of confidence
So, how do we fix that?
By sitting and standing properly. Check our our guidelines below.
How to Stand Properly
- Bear your weight primarily on the balls of your feet.
- Keep your knees slightly bent.
- Keep your feet about shoulder-width apart.
- Let your arms hang naturally down the sides of the body.
- Stand straight and tall with your shoulders pulled backward.
- Keep your head level; your earlobes should be in line with your shoulders. Don’t push your head forward, backward, or to the side.
- Tuck your stomach in.
- Shift your weight from your toes to your heels, or one foot to the other, if you have to stand for a long time.
How to Sit
- Both feet on the floor
- Knees at the height or lower than hips
- Slight S curve in the spine
- Shoulder blades back and down
- Small gap between the edge of the chair and back of the knees
Mountain Meditation was made popular by Jon Kabat-Zinn who published the script in his book, Wherever You Go There You Are.