3 Awesome Benefits Of A Great Posture
As a Martial Arts kid you never get a break. I’ve been practicing Karate Shotokan since the age of 8. Now that’s a long time, 20 years to be more exact.
Posture, precision, focus, body control, emotional control are some of the few elements of a great Karate-Ka. And I do consider myself a great Karate-Ka.
But today I want to talk to you about one of these elements, that is Posture.
As a professional or entrepreneurial woman you have a lot going on. You have the business, family, friends, and yourself to look after. Probably more to add to the list.
There is a lot of stress and tension piling up and then you feel exhausted, burnt out and overwhelmed instead of energized and excited.
But the real problem is…
And the problem is not that you feel like this for a day or two. The problem is that you feel like this ALL the time and it’s difficult to change that state in a blink of an eye if you don’t know how.
You go for a run from time to time, you try to eat healthy and at regular times and to sleep well but sometime things don’t work out as planned.
Well I am here to tell you that there is a simple solution. Things that really work do not need to be the most complicated ones, many times the simplest elements make the greatest differences.
That one simple thing is POSTURE, but you’ve already guessed that, it’s in the title of this blog after all.
Here are 3 reasons posture is the most awesome thing you can do for your body and your mind.
3. Posture sends stress signals to the brain
Your brain records everything your body does and when you slouch that sends stress signals to your brain.
Your brain actually thinks you are stressed. The opposite is also true, a good posture tells the brain you are happy.
When you adopt a tall, relaxed posture the “feel good” hormones are free to move around your body. And Voila! Happy you.
2. Your mind and body and always connected
If you feel stressed, nervous and anxious relax your body instead of struggling to “empty your mind”. It’s easier to relax you body, then your mind will shortly follow.
1. Reduce aches and pains around your body
When you slouch and you compress your body you put a lot of stress on it so everything starts hurting. That’s neck, shoulders or lower back pain many times comes from repeated body misuse, and the most common body misue it’s the posture.
Pain leads to stress, frustration and grumpiness and then to less focus, productivity and creativity.
A good, relaxed, elongated posture takes the pressure of your body and, because your mind and body are always connected, relieves the pressure or stress at a mental level as well.
To elongate your spine you need to relax your shoulder and pull your body up from the crown of your head. But there are many ways to do that.
My clients learn a series of elongated posture techniques throughout our coaching, whether that is face to face or virtual.
I’d be happy to share one of my techniques with your completely for FREE. All you have to do is book a FREE call will me and I will show you how it’s done.