How to improve your posture…It's really really not what you thought!
Posted by ReachHealth on Monday, July 31, 2017
Today we are talking about posture and how to improve it and I guarantee you that what you hear and learn today will totally surprise you. It’s going to blow the myths of the old school concept of posture. Firstly, the things you’re going to learn is that there’s actually zero relationship between posture and pain, none whatsoever. There are people that have perfect posture that have back pain, there are people that have terrible posture that have no back pain. It’s really interesting to see what it is that brings people into clinic thinking they have posture pain but we then actually sort out and find out what the real cause of pain is.
I’d like you to stick around and find out 1; what actually does change posture when that’s needed, 2; if you stick to the end of the video I’m going to show you another video that goes into more detail that’s absolutely fascinating it’ll blow your mind what this new concept does for posture and overall health actually.
The reason I’m talking about this is as I said I see a lot of people coming in from what they think is posture but actually is entirely different and we can resolve that when needed. It’s also important to know when posture is needed to be adapted, changed, or improved. Also, the old school methods of dealing with posture such as being told to sit upright have your shoulders back, all of that works perfectly well in clinic while you’re being monitored and while you’re thinking about it. But the minute you get into the real world and you start interacting or dealing with the computer or working, all of that distraction goes out the window and you go back to your bug-standard posture. It’s important that people know about this so they stop wasting time and money that doesn’t really work long term. And also you’ll find out what does work when posture is needed to be changed.
Now for the juicy bit, everybody knows that mood affects posture. The classic depressed posture, the angry posture. There are all sorts of emotions associated with posture that most of us can read just by looking at someone. But what’s interesting… what’s been recently discovered is that it’s not just mood affects posture but posture also affects mood. So the way to get long term change in your posture… if it’s the appearance of it and the feel of it that’s bothering you is actually to change the mood. But how do we do that? It’s what’s called power postures. Power postures take up lots of space. It’s that sense of feeling big, taking up space, and being powerful. And funnily enough, just two minutes a day of doing these powerful postures changes all sorts of things within us. It changes the posture which is the end goal here. But more importantly, it’s now proven that these power postures literally change our hormones. The power postures reduce the stress hormones such as cortisol and increase the non-stress hormones. This is now absolutely proven as you’ll find out in the second video that I’ll leave you to.
I’ve actually seen this change in children and teenagers in just a matter of weeks, 2-3 weeks. I’ve seen teenagers do slumping like this go into being strong; to have a spine again is the best way to put it. They’re literally stronger, more upright and more confident, which is the real reason to change posture. It’s that sense of taking up sense, being in your space, and being upright strong and confident.
That’s all I really want to cover in today’s video. Thanks so much for being with us. If this video has resonated with you, then please share it, like it, and tag in anyone you know. There’s so many people out there that are just misguided with posture, so please do share and tag it with people you know who have posture issues. Or even people who seem to have a bit of low mood. The same thing increases the mood, boosts confidence and it takes just two minutes a day. If you do want to know more about the second video that goes into much more detail about this, then please just put a comment below saying “next video please” and we will forward that to you. Thank you so much. Have a great day.