Updated: Oct 31, 2022
Posture is the position in which you hold your body while standing, sitting or lying down. Good posture involves training your body to stand, walk, sit and lie so as to place the least strain on muscles, joints and ligaments while you are moving or performing weight-bearing activities.
Over the last year during the pandemic the majority of us have developed increasingly
bad posture habits. Whether sat at a make-shift desk or kitchen table or experiencing
prolonged periods of sitting at desks that are not set up properly, many more factors
have contributed to bad posture over the last 2 years.
If this sounds like you, then my 4 Week course can help you in many ways;
* Better breathing because those lungs aren’t compressed
* Super self-confidence, put those shoulders back and walk tall
* Reduced lower back, neck and shoulder pain caused by forward head position
* Improved mood because you will function better
* Optimal digestion because those organs aren’t being compressed
* Reduced headaches as your neck and shoulder tension eases
* Greater function as you age
So let me guide you safely through an exercise plan using the power of Pilates to leave you feeling empowered, strong, and walking with confidence.
We will work on;
Alignment: This one can be tough, but poor alignment increases the stress on your core muscles. One tip that can dramatically improve your posture is to focus on you alignment during your everyday movements and while seated. I will teach you techniques that you can use everyday.
Breathing: We will work on our 3D breathing. This is the most important, core exercise. It will help you strengthen your critical deep core muscles. Once we are standing taller we can breath much easier. We will practice this exercise on its own and then practice incorporating it into your movements by focusing on exhaling on the effort.
Gentle pelvic floor activations: Having poor posture, from slumped shoulders to tilted pelvis, can have a negative effect on the health of your pelvic floor – the sling of muscles that bear the weight of your internal organs when you sit or stand. So we will also work on activating these.
Mobility Work: Reconnect with your body building strength and flexibility.
Reduce those aches and pains . Every day life can be highly demanding on the body. Strengthening and balancing the body can help reduce your chances of pain and give your body more support.
Relaxation: Who doesn’t need to relax. We will work on relaxation techniques that include a 5/10 minute practice but will leaving you feeling more ready to take on the day or night.....
We will also look at;
Postural issues of desk workers
The art of optimal sitting
The different posture types and how to address these
The Programme includes 4 weekly Zoom classes on a Wednesday at 7.30pm and 4 weeks access to my Facebook Group the Posture Perfect Club.