Our posture pretty much sucks these days.
This isn’t about propriety or your grandma yelling “stop slouching!”
This is about your quality of life, because in our modern era poor posture doesn’t just mean a bit of shoulder tension or slightly forward rotated shoulders – it means PAIN, and lots of it.
While smart phones were a genius invention, our insatiable appetite for constant engagement means we’re hunched over our phones all day every day. (I mean, I even see people crossing the street or riding their bike while cranking their heads down to stare at their phones!)
All this hunching over and bending our necks puts the equivalent of a 60 POUND WEIGHT on our cervical spine!
Over time this creates a nightmarish domino effect of pain, because an unhealthy cervical spine can lead to serious neck pain, shoulder issues; mid back pain; low back pain, elbow tendonitis or wrist issues, not to mention grip issues from lack of nerve ennervation to the hands due to fascial blocks created in the scalene area of our neck.
The THREE “R’s” of better posture:
- Release the overworked, over-tight areas.
- Restore muscle memory and neural pathways of good posture.
- Reinforce the muscle memory and neural pathway of good posture by strengthening the weak/overstretched muscles in your mid/upper back.