You must have seen a lot of people who don’t look confident just by the way they are walking or standing. On the contrary, you would have met some people who you considered confident turned out to be underconfident once you started talking to them. The way a person walks, stands, sits has a lot to say about their personality. It is human tendency to assume that the one who stands upright is confident and those who don’t do that, are not. And this is where a correct posture comes to the light.
Posture is the position that our body takes into account according to the actions and movements of our bones and muscles. In other words, posture is the manner a person sits, stands and walks. Having good posture is of utmost importance. It makes us feel optimistic and certain. On the other hand, a bad posture not only results in a bad impression, but it also hurts our muscular tissues in the long run.
So, here are a few mobility exercises to improve posture.
1. Cat Cow
It is one of the best mobility exercises to improve posture and relax and stretch your spine. In this, you need to be in a position where your entire body weight is rested on your four limbs, i.e., dog pose. Inhale deeply while looking up and fully bending your spine, be like that for a few seconds and then return to the normal position. Do this for at least 1 minute.
2. Chest Opener
It targets your chest muscles to improve posture. In this, you need to stand upright. Breathe in with your hands going back towards the ceiling. While exhaling, bring your hands back to the original pose. Practice this for at least 10 times.
3. Pigeon Pose
This pose calms down your spine muscles. This is supposed to be done on a mat. Inhale and lift up your upper body in the shape of a cobra with your left leg bent to the level of your pelvis and right leg straight, and then come back to the original pose. Do the same for the right leg as well. Repeat this for at least 5 times.
4. Neck Half-Rolls
A good exercise to improve posture while sitting, it targets and relieves the neck region. Rotate your neck to left, then forward and then to the right, making a semicircle. Do the same from the right side as well. Doing this for at least 5 times is good for a start.
5. Isometric Rows
It targets shoulders, spine, back and arm muscles in order to relax them. In this, sit on a chair with back and neck straight. Fold your arms so that they are at the level of your chest, facing forward. Inhale with your hands swiftly moving a bit forward. When you exhale, bring your hands back to the original position. Do this for at least one minute. You can do it several times a day.