Bad posture is a growing problem today, making it a severe issue that can negatively impact your health. It is estimated that poor posture can affect as much as 50 percent of your life, so we need to look at ways to correct these mistakes and improve our health.
It’s essential to keep in mind that bad posture results from many different factors and can create a disturbance in the body that affects our mental health, physical health, and well-being.
As a result, this can lead to reduced circulation, headaches, neck pain, and a host of other problems. For example, a recent study showed that 80% of all humans suffer from back pain in the US alone.
Many individuals are unaware that simple procedures like stretching and corrective exercises and the practice of several fundamental yoga postures can readily alleviate these concerns.
Yoga shoulder stand (Sarvangasana)
If you are pursuing an online master’s degree or have a desk job, if you drive for hours every day, or just love your couch potato time, you probably have posture issues. This yoga pose will help you get into alignment and feel great in your body while working on your flexibility.
Yoga shoulder stand is a great way to relieve neck pain, improve posture and circulation, and calm the mind. In this posture, we use a wall and a blanket to support our back as we build up toward getting there on our own.
Cat Cow (Marjaryasana)
Cow pose, followed by cobra pose, is a terrific way to straighten your spine and realign your lower back. You must first get into a tabletop position on all fours to perform this pose. Hands should be under shoulders, and knees should be under hips.
In the neutral posture, align your body such that the shoulder blades are directly on the back. Next, take a deep breath and move your belly button towards the floor, keeping your shoulder blades down. Next, raise your head to face the ceiling, and your tailbone should also face the top.
Tiger pose (Vyaghrasana)
Inhale the right knee to the forehead in the pose, rounding the spine. Exhale reaches the right foot towards the ceiling, arching the spine and looking up at the ceiling. Inhale the forehead to the knee and exhale the foot 4-8 times. Optional: exhale with a “Haaa!” sound out of the mouth.
To increase your spine’s flexibility and mobility and release tension from your back muscles, the Tiger pose is a perfect yoga pose for stretching.
Cobra pose (Bhujangasana)
There are many ways to rectify the harmful effects of a bad posture, and the Cobra pose is one of those. You lie on your stomach in this asana and arch your neck backward, looking up at the ceiling. Pressing your navel against the floor and extending your toes outwards makes it easier for you to maintain the pose for a longer time.
This is a beneficial asana for correcting the posture. It helps relieve pressure on the lumbar area and stretches the spine, preventing backache. Cobra Pose (bhujangasana) can be done regularly by people who sit for long hours, have hunched shoulders, or feel like their neck is stiff.