Keeping a proper body posture is very important for numerous reasons. Improper posture is often the reason for back pain and other body aches, but luckily, it can be relieved with the help of the exercise we’ll show you today.
According to experts, poor body posture can reduce your circulation, cause back and shoulder pain as well as tightness in the chest. This can lead to further health problems, which is why it’s important to improve your body posture.
Proper posture can improve your digestion, mental clarity and hormonal balance, while also reducing stress and improving your breathing.
Improving your postures in not as hard as you think – in fact, it can be done with a simple exercise that can help you in just a short time.
Follow the instructions bellow and improve your posture and get rid of back pain with this simple exercise:
The exercise is known as locust pose or shalabhasana in yoga. It’s essentially a laying extension which can be easily performed. To do it, lay on your stomach on the floor, and touch the floor with your forehead.
Now, extend the legs to hip width and spread your weight on your feet tops. Now, slowly go up and extend your head as up as possible without feeling uncomfortable.
Next, inhale and look up, then raise your hands over your head and exhale. Make sure that your hands are close to your body and that the palms are facing downward.
Now, raise your legs with the help of your thighs, and distribute your weight on your pelvis, lower rib and abdomen. Hole the position for 10-60 seconds (as much as you can) and repeat it 5-10 times.
The locust pose will reinforce your torso, back muscles and legs, while improving your posture. However, if you’re already suffering from back pain, consult with a doctor first.
Bellow is a video that will give you more detailed explanation for this exercise: