Do you start having back pain when you are sitting for a while? Here are a few quick tips that can help.
We will start with a couple of little videos that I made for you: (Just click the green links.)
Circle Arms has arm movements to do when you are home. It will help relax the muscles around your chest, shoulders, arms and upper back.
Noodle is a type of stretching movement to do at home unless you have a private office at work. It will help you open and stretch your chest muscles.
If you go to this website and scroll down about half way you will see a woman pressing her head back. That’s a useful way to get your forward head back where it belongs. (A picture is worth a thousand words.)
Also, imagine there are long, strong cords attached to your breastbone and to the crown of your head and they are pulling you up to heaven.
Do you feel that correction to your posture as you imagine those cords pulling straight up? Your chest lifts and your natural curve returns to your lower back behind your waist. 🙂 Your head moves back over your body where it belongs.
A rolled towel placed behind your waist when you are seated will also help you sit up straighter.
Now you have some nice and easy ways to correct your posture when you are sitting.