In this week’s email, I want to address “slouched posture,”…aka, ROUNDED SHOULDERS…what it really is and what we can do about it.
And if this speaks to you…you’ve probably been told…or even scolded to…”sit up straight”…”stand tall”…”pull your shoulders back”…or worst yet…even purchased gadgets like the “posture corrector,” of all things, to help yourself…but STOP!!!
According to @zaccupples, none of the above is the fix you’re being told or sold. All of it actually is probably the most COUNTERPRODUCTIVE actions you can make.
Because these so called “fixes” miss out on the MOST IMPORTANT factor when it comes to a rounded shoulder posture…it’s a MORE EFFICIENT STRATEGY TO BREATH…that’s right…your body is actually helping itself in essence…but it comes at a cost.
See, with your head jutting forward, it opens up your airway…and typically, these folks are mouth breathers. This is why those “fixes” actually DON’T work…because in NO WAY do they address or change the dynamics in your airway or the shape of your rib cage.
So, the KEY to improving your posture for good is the ability to expand the front of your chest, so your shoulder blades can move freely…aka, as in “loosening” up your shoulders and neck:)
What I have for you today is an AMAZING STRATEGY that will help you do just that. As always, it’s SIMPLE…BUT NOT EASY…and as always, a bit counterintuitive as well.
And it’s gonna take PRACTICE on your part. Let’s get started!
Check out my video below. 🔊 Sound ON!
Here’s what you’re gonna need: -Clear/Comfortable space. -Foam roller
🌬️Breathing Strategy: -SILENT NASAL INHALE. OPEN MOUTH RELAXED SIGHING EXHALE (Like you’re fogging a glass).
Here’s what you’re gonna do: Sidelying Reach
-Start on your RIGHT SIDE
-LEFT INSIDE KNEE on foam roller. LEFT INSIDE FOOT on ground.
-PRESS the inside of your LEFT KNEE GENTLY into roller throughout.
-TOP ARM is bent and forward. PALM facing away from you.
-As you EXHALE…REACH YOUR TOP ARM SLOWLY AWAY FROM YOU without altering it (Don’t STRAIGHTEN!).
✔️Practice: 3-5 rds x 5 breaths/EACH SIDE. 2x/Day
💡Practice consistently for 2-4 weeks and notice how you move and feel afterward. Better? Same? Different?
Dedicated to your health and longevity,
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