Exercises that Promote Good Posture
Realign Your Shoulder Girdle
Most people living in industrialized countries have misaligned posture. Due to the habit of standing & sitting with the pelvis forward, our heads & shoulders move too far forward, causing loss of height, tight shoulders and rounded upper backs. The muscles in front of the shoulders become too tight, and the ones near our shoulder blades become weak and overstretched.
To correct this, sit on your sitz bones or stand with your weight in your heels. Then, draw each shoulder back and down, one at a time, without lifting your chest. Interlace your hands behind your back. If you feel enough stretch here, great. For a deeper stretch and toning of your triceps and upper back muscles, lift your arms up a few inches. Hold for a few breaths, then release, repeating throughout your day.