If you have been following ‘Strictly’, you will notice that the P-word comes around quite often. That is because as a dancer, good posture is key to delivering a graceful and skilful performance.
However, posture isn’t something you can pull out of your handbag whenever you need it most. If your posture isn’t the best when you sit down, it won’t be much better when you walk around. Your posture is reflected in anything you do in your life, from sitting on a chair to greeting someone.
But good posture isn’t difficult to achieve; all you need is to understand how it works, do the right exercises and be committed to cultivating good posture on a daily basis.
Here are 5 easy habits you can start implementing to cultivate good posture:
Your mobile phone – the phone comes to the eyes not the eyes to the phone.
Sitting at the dinner table – the food comes to the mouth not the mouth to the food.
When you stand – remember you have two feet; stay grounded on both as opposed to leaning to one side.
When you sit down – feel your sitting-bones and stay on them. If you need to move forward, move from the hip joints, your torso moves one unit.
Stretch often throughout the day.
On a final note, the key element in good posture is being ‘Strictly’ aware of yourself and making the necessary adjustment throughout the day.