I have been reading about core strength and the role that Yoga might playing in helping people maintain core strength after adutlhood.
I saw this, and thought that it was pretty solid common sense advice…
A very simple postural adjustment is to align the ear over shoulders, shoulders over hips and hips over knees.
Always have your weight mostly on the balls of your feet rather than your heels.
Keep feet parallel to each other – not inward or outward – at hip width.
Let arms hang naturally at the sides of your body, rather than perched on a hip etc (as this can encourage you to bend your spine to either side).
Imagine your chin is perched on a table, so that your eyes are straight and naturally held high.
Imagine your spine going to the top of your head.
If you want to get the sensation of a perfect posture, stand against a wall with shoulders and bottom touching the wall. In this position, the back of the head should be making contact with the wall, and if it’s not, then you need to get into the habit of bringing it back.
“Imagine the base of your spine is pointing to the floor,” suggests Emma. “Draw the belly button back towards the spine and to imagine the tailbone pointing down towards the floor. This really helps you to be aware of your core and keep it activated,” she adds.