Having a good and proper posture is very vital if you want to avoid back injuries that can be debilitating to you.
Dangers Of Bad Posture
- With bad posture your risk of having shortness of breath is increased.
- You also have an increased risk of back pain.
- You also have poor blood circulation.
- With bad posture your risk of having neck and shoulder pain will increase.
- When you maintain a proper and good posture you help your body by improving your digestive system.
- A good posture will help you to avoid hormonal imbalance.
- Your brain function improves drastically by having a good posture.
- A bad posture increases your stress level.
You can take care of a bad posture by engaging in regular target specific exercises.
The idea is to ensure that you always have an upright posture whenever you stand and not a cowled or hunch backed posture.
You can engage in the locust pose exercise.
Trying The Locust Pose Is Easy!
- First of all get to lie on your belly and let your forehead touch the ground.
- Let your legs be spread at about a hip-width apart while you apply pressure and your weight to the toes of your feet.
- You should then lift your upper torso while you raise your head as high as you can in the process.
- As you raise your head high looking forward, take deep breathes and then raise your hands and fingers as you exhale.
- Make sure that your hands are close to your body also ensure that the palm of your hands are faced downwards.
- You should then lift up your legs using the muscles of your thighs.
- Keep this posture steady for a period of 10 to 60 seconds.
- Repeat this exercise 5 to 10 times daily.
Benefits Of The Locust Pose
- Strengthened legs, torso and back muscles.
- An improved body posture.
A Note Of Warning!
While this exercise is great for improving your body posture and helping you fight back pain, you should visit your doctor if you have been experiencing back pain in the past before you engage in the locust pose.
On the link below you can check out the video for a more detailed explanation of the exercise:
How to Do the Locust Pose