The Importance of Good Posture — Part II

If you’re like most Americans, then you probably work long hours in a sitting position for most of the week. Even if you have the opportunity to raise your desk throughout the day, it’s important to ensure that you’re standing in a way that promotes your health and well-being. We explained a bit about the importance of proper posture in a previous post, and in today’s post, we’ll wrap up that discussion and explain how yoga can help you improve your posture.

Wilmington Yoga Center offers yoga classes in Leland and Wilmington, and we would love to help you improve your posture and overall health. We’re currently offering 30 days of unlimited yoga for only $30, making this summer the perfect time to begin focusing on your posture. Get started today by visiting us or by emailing us through our website!

We explained the importance of standing and sitting correctly in our previous post, but we didn’t focus on the proper posture for lying down. Believe it or not, your sleeping posture can greatly impact your overall health, and this makes sense when you consider that most Americans spend between seven and nine hours sleeping each night. While everyone has different preferences and positions that are comfortable for them, you should always strive to lay in a position that keeps your spine in a neutral and aligned position. If you sleep on your side, try placing a pillow between your legs in order to maintain your spine’s alignment throughout the night. If you sleep on your back, choose a flat pillow that doesn’t elevate your head and shoulders high above your back.

Improving Your Posture With Yoga 

Yoga classes are one of the best ways to improve your posture for several reasons, and the most important is that you’re performing each exercise under the careful watch of a yoga instructor. Your instructor will be able to help you notice issues with your posture during yoga classes, and they can even recommend stretches and exercises for you to do at home. Yoga classes are a proven way to increase flexibility, and more limber muscles reduce posture issues caused by chronic tension.

Yoga classes also strengthen the core muscles, providing the spine with crucial support. Increasing core strength not only protects the spine from age-related degeneration, but a stronger core also makes it easier to maintain good posture throughout the day. Age-related fractures and pain are far too common in America, so be proactive about your health by getting involved with a yoga studio!

We hope that you have enjoyed this short series about the importance of posture. Wilmington Yoga Center offers yoga classes for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students, and we would love to help you become a healthier version of yourself. Whether you’re looking for a way to become more flexible while practicing mindfulness meditation or you’re hoping to enroll in hot yoga classes, there’s something for everyone at Wilmington Yoga Center. Our $30 for 30 days of unlimited yoga deal is still going on, so don’t wait until the fall to visit our studio!

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