It does not matter if you live a sedentary lifestyle or practice sport at a competitive level: you should never forget about Postural Training exercises. These restore muscle balance and re-educate the body to perform any kind of movement accurately.
By acting on the three cavities that correct posture, starting from the head, through the chest down to the pelvis, postural massage therapy goes a long way toward restoring energy balance. Acupressure techniques in the plantar area stimulate all the meridians connected to the other organs and systems in the body. The spine reflex points follow the line of the outside edge of the foot which helps to improve poor posture thanks to the appropriate stimulation.
Postural gymnastics help with correcting body alignment involving movement, sensation and imagination. It can also be defined as an educational and postural intervention, which leads to automate the movements and integrate them into everyday life, organizing the movement more effectively and efficiently. Dedicating time to a discipline that takes care of the whole person, working on body awareness and breathing exercises are a good start to maintain and improve your health.
Avoid Chronic Deformation
Postural training is paramount to learn the “right way” of movement – independent of what kind of sport regime you are following. After a proper training with a Postural Gym instructor you can then practice exercises autonomously at home.
The longer you avoid working on your posture, the longer it will take to fix it.
Dysfunctional postural structures that become “chronic” are consequently harder to fix.
If you train body awareness and image by learning and performing simple exercises you can get the most out of your body’s abilities.
Being in the same static position for a long time, such as working everyday in a seated position in front of a computer, can cause an imbalance. If untreated this imbalance can morph into a chronic situation. For instance, a very common consequence due to a disproportion in the posture is the so-called “short Iliopsoas” that can cause pain in the lower or middle back, as well as groin, thigh, knee. When leading a sedentary life, it is crucial to practice certain exercises in order to restore muscle balance and improve joint mobility and to align all skeletal segments.
Posture Training Exercises
At the beach
One of the most effective postures correcting techniques? A beach walk. Sand is one of nature’s most suitable elements for posture improvement. Looking at the footprints helps to understand how much we force our way through life, thus experiencing feelings of heaviness or lightness.
If you are not a beach person or simply do not enjoy the luxury of beach access, here is an easy exercise that can be done in the luxury of your own home:
The front foot stands 20 cm ahead of the knee, the rear one is stretched out. Shoulders are down while the gluteus of the landing leg is contracted at all times during the exercise.
Push down the pelvis and lean into your front leg, while contracting the hamstring.
Move slowly in and out of this position 10 times. Then switch legs and repeat.