Exercises that Help Correct Posture
Today I'm here for About.com to help you learn exercises to
Hi, I’m Terri Walsh, owner of Art Studio New York City, and today I’m here for About.com to help you learn exercises to correct your posture.For this exercise, you’ll need a mat, or if you have a towel that will work as well. Start on your knees, you are going to walk yourself out to the floor. This exercise will work the upper middle and lower back. It works the erector spinae which holds your body upright.Extend your arms out in front of you. If you have trouble with this movement here, you can bend your elbows and leave them in front of your forehead. You forehead is going to face the ground. You are going to pull your navel up and you are going to lift your upper and lower body simultaneously. You are going to do this in sets of 10 and work yourself up to 20 repetitions. That will strengthen your posture.Abdominal exercises can also be used to help your posture. You can use a yoga block for this exercise, or if you don’t have one, simply roll up a towel and place it underneath your calves. So this is going to allow you to extend your legs straight away from your body. Lie down, put your hands on your ribs, pull your navel down, keep your ribcage closed. Bring your hands to your forehead and then lift slightly as you pull your navel down.What this does is help you lengthen your lower back by pulling your navel down. That’s how your leg lifts up. You can also intensify it by crossing over. Keep the abs flat the whole time. Keeping the ribcage closed will ensure that you end up with flat abs. Thank you for watching, for more information, go to About.com.