Tuesday

Balance Book on Head


Being aware of your posture is a great way towards being in tune with your own body. We may, or we may not, take care of our bodies by exercising, eating healthy foods, cutting back on unnecessary calories, etcetera. An alternative is by acquiring good posture. This can be accomplished during almost any activity.  Even at work you can make a quick difference by sitting up straighter.  Elongating your spine is good for your organs, your breathing, and your bones, for starters. 

And the image it sends out, an easy concept to understand. Compare two people, exact in everyway except for their posture. By their appearance alone, which one would you choose as more confident, healthier and less sluggish?  By simply pulling your shoulders back you have an instant body makeover.  The beauty of this is that you can start right now.  Simply readjust your posture whenever you think of it.  Soon you’ll be on your way to a healthy habit.

Posture Alignment by Paul D'Arezzo is, I’ve heard, a good book on the subject.  Interestingly, what he writes about, and in all of the literature I’ve read regarding posture, is that posture is as much a part of your spiritual attitude as it is a physical thing.  Isn’t that something?