Saturday, January 26, 2013

Yoga - The Bad Posture Remedy (Video Link)

I am now going to show you something frightening.  I mean truly horrifying!  Are you ready?

I'm not talking about my cute husband or the picture in general.  I am talking about my posture.  It's hideous!  I actually call my normal stance "the vulture."  My neck comes forward, my shoulders scrunch up to my neck and roll forward, and basically I am bound to have back and neck problems for the rest of my life if I don't do something about it.  I got this way from years of playing the piano (without listening to my teachers about proper posture) and nursing my babies.  My husband tells me I have the worst posture for a person under 70 that he's ever seen.

I joined a group of ladies in my church who do yoga.  I had never done yoga or really heard anything about it.  I didn't even know you needed a mat.  To put it bluntly, I am not very good.  My tree pose kept toppling.  My dolphin was dead in the water.  My warrior never made it to battle.  But you know what?  I still loved it!

The ladies in my ward only meet once a week and I know that I need more help than that.  Lots more!  I do the diastasis recti ab exercise videos that I found a little while ago to help my stomach.  Then, I checked out a website I found on Pinterest called that had free online yoga videos.

There were so many options to choose from.  Tonight I tried the restoring equilibrium video for beginners.  It was just what I needed after a long day.  I could really feel it working my chest, shoulders, and back.  I am going to do this video every night for as long as I need to to help my posture.

Keep your fingers crossed for me that my "vulture pose" will soon be a thing of the past.

Other ideas to keep you moving:

Popsicle Stick Workout
50 Up, 50 Down Workout

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