How Do You Fix Posture With Yoga?
The positive effects of yoga include improved flexibility, blood flow, and posture. Yoga instructor Neil Bixby notes that “deficiency in posture often begins in childhood with lack of awareness which becomes habitual and self-sustaining. This pattern becomes further reinforced and perpetuated by the stress in our lives.” While some symptoms of poor posture can be felt immediately, others develop over time. Better Health lists complications of poor posture as “back pain, spinal dysfunction, joint degeneration, rounded shoulders and a potbelly.” The earlier you address problems with your posture, the more likely you will be able to prevent long-term health issues. Step 1 Use breathing exercises and meditation to help you become more aware of your body. Yoga Journal suggests the following tips for soothing breathing exercises: keep your upper body relaxed, make sure you are breathing primarily with your diaphragm, concentrate on the rhythmic pattern that each inhale and exhale creates to