|06-26-2008, 06:20 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: San Rafael, CA
Start by backing up against a wall so you get a feel for what standing up straight is really like.
Your calves, butt, shoulder blades and head should all be touching the wall. Then practice walking using that same posture.
Takes time -- I've been practicing for three or four years now, and I'd say my posture is just now starting to get pretty consistently good. Was definitely worth the practice.
|06-26-2008, 01:37 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2008
I was in a similar position
I was in a similar position a few years ago - I knew exactly how I should sit in a good posture, but rarely did because it wasn't at the forefront of my mind.
As a result I got a bad back - nothing serious, but enough to hurt badly and distract me from my work.
I hit on the idea of developing software to keep my posture at the forefront of my mind and therefore gradually improve my posture (it's no good just deciding I'll sit/stand better, you'll forget again).
PostureMinder was born - award-winning personal posture coaching software. It works by using any low cost webcam to check how you're sitting and, if you slump or lean for an extended period, it reminds you.
I've had fantastic feedback on this product but really want to spread the word more widely. Ceros, if you want to try it just drop me a line and I'll send you a free licence. That goes for anyone else reading - the first 100 people to email email@example.com will claim a free licence.
Dr Phil Worthington
|06-26-2008, 01:42 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Netherlands, Amsterdam
Good posture is extremely important for your health. I bet you feel tired a lot and have trouble concentrating.
I regularly do the Egoscue exercises. Steve recommends it on his reading list as well as Tony Robbins in his Living Health Program.
So buy Egoscue's book; The egoscue method of health through motion.
You can also follow online therapy at egoscue.com BE PAIN FREE
|06-26-2008, 01:51 PM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: ON, Canada
I've heard you can improve the position of your shoulder blades (pull them futher back) by doing lots of back exercises at the gym, like rows. I also heard you can get rid of the angle that your feet stick out at by doing squats and other exercises that workout your butt.
|06-26-2008, 03:35 PM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: newcastle, UK
it's a bit expensive because it's done in one-on-one sessions with a teacher, but alexander technique is supposed to be excellent for posture. i started doing it a bit less than 2 months ago, and am starting to see the difference, though I find it easier to maintain good posture standing than sitting.
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