5 Stretches That Will Transform Your Posture
Updated: Jul 10, 2021
Do you get neck or lower back pain? Feel you slouch or are just sick of having shoddy posture? These 5 stretches can change that forever
Let's be honest, bad posture is super ageing
Standing taller and having better posture will instantly make you look younger, feel better, more confident and to put it bluntly... more attractive
But I'll let you be the judge of that one
Putting the superficial benefits to one side, bad posture will play absolute havoc on your quality of life over time
We all know someone that suffers from excruciating back pain. The sort of pain that stops them enjoying something as simple as a walk or picking their kids up
Pain that causes them to swear every time they get out of a car or huff and sigh when they have to bend over to pick something up from the ground
The same goes for chronic neck pain
Have you ever had neck pain so bad you feel physically sick every time you turn your head?
I have and it was beyond agony
I've had chronic back pain and pain so bad in my neck that I would have paid someone to finish me off with a shovel just to stop the pulsating pain tearing through my skull
Nasty stuff. So let's look at some incredible stretches you can be doing every day to eliminate any pains, stand taller and feel better!
1. CHILDS POSE
ABC yoga pose right?
And for good reason
The childs pose will release tension in your back, shoulders and chest
3 key areas that can cause pain or overtighten and cause a rounded posture
The childs pose will also help people who suffer from anxiety or are feeling particularly stressed
2. HIP FLEXOR STRETCH
Think of the hip flexor stretch like the "reverse sitting" stretch
The hip flexors runs from the lower back to the front of the thigh muscle (a physio would have a mental breakdown if they read that vague description but I'm trying to keep this as simple as possible!)
Sitting causes it to shorten and tighten. This restricts your movement and pulls on your lower back
Tight hip flexors result in lack of movement and pain in the lower back, groin and/or knee
If you sit alot or are an office worker you need this one a lot!