Yoga Poses to Help with Better Posture

Have you ever noticed that people with good posture always look more confident than people who are hunched over? Having great posture can be very attractive. There is nothing sexier than having good posture.

Even though having good posture gives us confidence, life doesn’t always help us when it comes to our posture. We spend most of our day sitting in desk; when traveling we are either in a car, bus, train or airplane. We slump over in our chairs or sleep with several pillows under are head. We do so much not even realizing we are causing damage to our backs.  Doing yoga can help maintain better posture and a healthy spine. The spine is what holds us up, so we need to make sure we keep it in the best condition!

Here are some yoga poses that can help with your posture thanks to

Mountain Pose (Tadasana)

Stand tall with your feet feeling the ground; open your chest with arms at your sides; slightly tuck your tailbone; engage your thighs; roll your shoulders back and down to lower your shoulder blades, and bring your chin back so your ears are above your shoulders.

Standing Forward Bend (Uttanasana)

Fold your body over towards your feet and hang there, grab your elbows with your opposite hands and breathe. After you release your arms, try looking up by opening the chest and flattening your back on an inhale. Then exhale and fold again.

Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana)

Place your hands on the mat in front of you in a sphinx position and then slowly straighten your arms into your full extension of cobra. Bring your shoulders away from your ears, while keeping your pelvis and toes on the mat.

Hero Pose (Virasana)

Sit on your heels and sit up straight with the crown of your head towards the sky. If you have knee issues, this will not be your pose. If you can’t sit on your heels, get an ergonomic chair that mimics this pose or use a pillow for cushion.

Child’s Pose (Balasana)

Sit back on your heels and reach your arms out in front of you or bring them alongside the body towards your feet into a tiny little yoga ball.

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