Correct posture is important to the structure of the body because any misalignment in the spine can lead to pain in other parts of the body. Many people struggle with their posture due to sitting for extended periods of time, standing incorrectly, or just having weak back muscles/rear shoulder muscles and tight chest muscles/front shoulder muscles. To correct posture it is important to strength train the back muscles and rear shoulder muscles by performing rows, pull downs, upright rows, and reverse flys. It is also important to stretch the chest muscles and front shoulder muscles. Some yoga postures that would benefit these areas are Cow Face, Upward Facing Dog, and Bow Pose. By balancing the muscles in the back of the body with the muscles in the front of the body, correct posture will be easier to maintain!


~ by kvareika on November 15, 2009.

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