In this video, Brian Bradley, Posture Specialist and Vice President of The Egoscue Method, shows you four Egoscue exercises to improve your posture.
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So what’s the point of these exercises?
Well, when your muscles are working efficiently and are in good balance they hold your body in good alignment.
With our modern day lifestyles I don’t think we give our bodies the variety of work they need to maintain this balance.
Starting from a very young age, we sit for so long behind a desk at school, and later on as adults in offices, in cars and on sofas.
All of this combined with stresses and injuries can cause our muscles to become less balanced and less efficient, resulting in misalignments in your posture.
For example, one hip higher than the other, too much curvature in the spine, or a head that is too forward. This can often lead to chronic pain.
So what’s the solution?
Get those muscles back into balance by doing targeted posture correction exercises that stretch, strengthen and wake up certain parts of your body. Like in the video above!
Those exercises are a great start, and if you’d like to go deeper have a good look around this website and you’ll find more resources to help.
What if these exercises are too tough or hurt?
There are literally hundreds of posture correction exercises, all with different levels of intensity, and there will be some you can do comfortably.
Over the years I’ve worked with clients who struggle to walk, are in terrible pain and who can’t get down on the floor. I’ve always managed to find something to help them get started.
My name is Ameet Bhakta and I’m the founder of Health Through Posture. I’m a Posture Correction Specialist certified by the Egoscue Institute and see clients in London and Tunbridge Wells and all across the world with Zoom.