by Patricia Staszak, PT, PYT
Here you are, sitting in front of a computer or phone–yet again. Even with your best efforts to improve your posture, this constant screen time can cause you to habitually pull your head forward, which increases stress on the spine and can lead to pain or discomfort. So in this blog post, we’ll take a look at the effects of poor upper body posture–and show you how to fix it.
Remember, optimal posture is based on your best alignment, which is determined by your anatomy, strength and flexibility. Do not force, overtighten or “grip” any of your muscles; instead, allow yourself to be supported by the deep postural muscles as they work at a low hum in the background. Keep your body centered and balanced as you lengthen towards the sky and ground into the earth.