Posture matters. It engages your core, opens your diaphragm to help you breathe better, gives your organs the room they need to aid in digestion, increases energy, reduces stress, radiates confidence, and even helps you look younger!
If your posture is far from perfect, check out these exercises to help!
Shoulder Rolls. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart. Inhale and raise your shoulders and shoulder blades to your ears. As you exhale, pull your shoulder blades down and together. Repeat 5-10x.
Chest Release. Raise your arms to slightly below shoulder height with your palms facing forward. Exhale as you slowly rotate both hands at the wrists so your fingers point slightly behind you. Breathe in 3-5x.
Pyramid. Step your left foot back and square your hips. With straight legs, clasp your forearms behind your back, exhale, and lean forward from your hips. Breathe in 3-5x and slowly stand up. Switch sides and repeat.
Chair Pose. Stand and raise your arms in front of you to shoulder height. Contract your arm muscles and exhale as you bend your knees (no more than 90 degrees). Keep your knees over your toes. Take 2 breaths and stand. Repeat 3-5x.
Standing Side Bend. Touch your left hand to the side of your head. With your feet shoulder-width apart, ground both feet and guide your head to the right until you feel a stretch along the left side of your body and shoulder. Take 3-5 breaths and repeat on the other side.
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