"The Essentials of Posture"
Posture is the key factor for our daily activities. Remember that imaginary line of optimum position for the body - the posture line begins at the back of the head down through hips to ankles. Try to visualise this imaginary line.
Place both feet firmly placed on ground, pelvis tucked in, knees slightly bent, rib cage lifted up, shoulders relaxed, head and neck upright.
When walking let legs swing from hips and arms move loosely at sides. Avoid sticking chin down or up.
Although the idea of posture may seem boring to many teenagers (adults too) I believe poor posture is the potential beginning of joint and back trouble in later life. Bad habits are notoriously difficult to erase and even top sports men and women who know more about their bodies than most of us will often end up with problems due to lack of knowledge about posture.
Specialised forms of ‘exercise’ can often help such as the Alexander Technique or Pilatus.
However there are many different variations of exercises for working with the body. You may have heard of the Alexander technique but you have probably never heard of the Feldenkrais method, also very valuable. Earlier there was the craze of callisthenics
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