Yoga for Optimal Posture

Many Americans have poor posture due to their sedentary lifestyles, poor habits and daily activities. They exhibit kyphosis (an excessively rounded upper back) and lordosis (an excessively arched lower spine). Yoga’s emphasis on posture can reverse abnormal curves of the spine. It can correct both the “hunchback curve” that occurs with postural Kyphosis, and the “swayback curve” that occurs with postural Lordosis. Yoga’s ability to create optimal spinal alignment can also help improve overall health.

Bad posture can have negative effects

Poor posture can cause tension and pain to your back, neck, and shoulders. Poor posture can reduce the capacity and function of your lungs, as well as reduce digestion and metabolism. Poor posture can lead to depression, negative thoughts, low self-esteem and energy loss.

Good posture improves energy levels and quality of life. Good posture allows for the chakras and nadis to work at their best levels.

How can you improve your posture?

The majority of people suffer from poor posture because they have bad habits. These habits can be easily corrected. If your posture problems are caused by scoliosis or osteoarthritis then you will have to wait longer for changes. Yoga is a great way to cultivate body awareness and create good habits. It may be uncomfortable at first to get into the habit. As your muscles are conditioned, sitting up straight and standing tall will become easier and more comfortable.

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