Posture is so important for your health and happiness. Slumped posture can be the result of feeling crappy, it’s reflected in your contracted deflated posture. Bad posture can also be habitual and then this in turn leads to feeling crappy … depression, headaches, asthma, inflammation, unexplained body pain, constipation, hormonal imbalances and the list goes on.
The good news is, that if you improve your posture and smile, whatever the original cause … you will feel a whole lot better both physically and emotionally. Happy posture releases happy hormones. Improved posture also reduces a huge amount of physical strain on your body and you’ll have more energy because of this, you’ll also have more energy because you’ll be able to breath properly. Breathing properly brings improved oxygen into your body for optimal function of your organs, systems and even a clearer mind.
Check your posture, you can do this by getting somebody to take a side view photograph, stand tall and smile. It takes times to rectify the changes that a bad posture has embedded in your body, so make small changes without forcing or straining.
As part of Shiatsu treatments or yoga I always include postural assessment and awareness because it’s one of the keystones of holistic health and happiness.
Take your rightful place on this Earth by standing tall, shining your heart out and being fully present in your expansive, beautiful, miraculous body.