Good Posture ensures that the least strain is
placed on muscles and ligaments. Having good
posture prevents muscle fatigue and backaches,
decreases wear on joints, ligaments, and bones,
and contribute to a good appearance.
Good posture facilitates breathing. It naturally
enables you to breathe properly. If you breathe
properly, your body circulation will improve.
Your metabolism will speed up, your body’s
energy creating capacity is greater and your
body is able to eliminate free radicals and waste
Good posture increases your concentration and
thinking ability. When you are breathing
properly, you increase your thinking ability too.
Remember that our brain requires 20% of oxygen
to do its job properly. Thus, our brain functions
efficiently when we observe good posture.
Good posture improves your image. Observe
people who have good postures. They look good.
They look smarter and attractive. They feel
confident and give out a certain appeal and aura
Your posture reflects your self-confidence. If you
lack self-confidence, you are not healthy
emotionally. Good posture makes you feel good
Good posture also makes you avoid health
complications. A bad posture results in several
complications over time, such as increased risks
of slipped disc, back aches, back pain, pressure
inside your chest, poor blood circulation.
Stand up straight.
Think of being a tall and straight. Do not arch your
Do not lean forward or lean back. Leaning puts strain
on the back muscles.
Eyes forward, not looking down, rather 20 feet
Chin up (parallel to the ground). This reduces strain
on neck and back.
Shrug once and let your shoulders fall and relax your
shoulders slightly back.
Suck in your stomach.
Tuck in your behind and rotate your hip forward
slightly. This will keep you from arching your back
Step as close to the front of the chair as you can.
Turn and prepare your body for the sitting posture.
As soon as your back leg touches the chair seat, slide
one foot back then gracefully lower yourself into the
seat, slightly sideways. Your weight should be carried
by the thighs of your back leg, not with your knees.
Sit up straight with legs together and heels slightly to
the rear. You can sit with legs in front of you, angle
your knees to either left or right side, or cross your
ankles, but never sit with legs apart, it's a mortal sin
to poise. If you're crossing your legs at the knees,
there should be no space between the heel and the
Place your hands together on your lap.
Lengthen your spine, free the neck, and balance the
head above the shoulders. In short, sit tall.