Want to ease your back pain and improve and energize your mood at the same time? Good posture is the best start. Throughout the day and when preparing for your Office Yoga stretches, take a moment to align your body properly.
Most important is to sit on your sit bones; to find these sharp bones, place your hands under your buttocks and rock forward and back.
Notice how, when you rise forward, your body aligns on top of your sit bones; immediately your back straightens, your chest expands, and your shoulders, neck, and head rise and align.
Now sit back on your tailbone - everything slumps and drops, including your mood!
Rise forward again. Feel your spine lift into a straight line all the way up to your head.
Let your shoulders relax, soften your jaw, lower your chin, and take a few deep calm breaths.
Can you feel the difference? This simple shift in posture improves not only your physical well-being but your confidence and sense of self.
Office Yoga: Simple Stretches for Busy People. Darrin Zeer, pg 26