Make no bones about it; our entire skeleton shapes our posture. There is, however, one key part that bears most of the responsibility for sway-back posture and that’s the pelvis. This large, centrally located bone acts as a junction connecting the lumbar spine from the north and the legs from the south. It’s responsible for coordinating our upper-body movements with those of our lower extremities. An ideal or “neutral pelvis” allows for a slight curve in the lower back that keeps all the skeletal parts balanced. Problems arise when your posture starts to veer off course and your spine tries to compensate for the original deviation. If you happen to develop sway-back posture, you may experience aches, pains, and/or loss of balance.
Professional tennis player and former world No. 1 Serena Williams is serving up some serious posture goals in 2020. Teaming up with Amazon Sports, the tennis champ recently named the UPRIGHT GO 2 as one of her wellness must-haves for the new decade. The smart posture trainer sits alongside other essentials such as her trusty Wilson racket and rubber medicine ball. Check out the full list to see which other items made the cut.
Bad posture got you singing the blues?
You’re not alone; most aspiring singers are unaware of the impact body position has on their voice, let alone how to correct it. Before you even think about perfecting your breathing technique or getting your vocals under control, it’s important to understand how to hold the instrument that is your body.
Don’t worry – nailing your singing posture is easy like Sunday morning! A little mindfulness is all it takes to unleash the full power of your voice.
Originally posted on the Upright blog.
Discover how you can easily improve your travel posture on the fly.
Whether you’re standing in line to board a plane, crammed into an economy seat, or lounging around an airport terminal, posture is usually the farthest thing from your mind. But given how physically stressful traveling can be at the best of times, it’s a wonder we’re not more mindful of the way we hold our bodies.
We’ve all experienced sore shoulders from lugging heavy bags around or woken up from an in-flight nap with a crick in our neck. That’s what happens when we contort our bodies into awkward seating positions for long stretches. Beyond the initial discomfort it causes, poor travel posture can lead to all sorts of long-term health issues and exacerbate pre-existing conditions.
Thankfully, there are practical steps you can take to mitigate the harmful effects of slouching, both in the sky and on the ground.