Change Your Posture, Change Your Life
As a qualified fitness professional, you know that performing a thorough postural analysis to uncover musculoskeletal imbalances during the initial stages of your client’s program is essential. This type of assessment uncovers various postural imbalances like whether your client has excessive thoracic kyphosis (i.e., a rounded upper back and shoulders), excessive lumbar lordosis (i.e., an arched lower back), and anterior pelvic tilt (i.e., a forward tilting pelvis), etc. (Price & Bratcher, 2010; Kendall, et al. 2005). Once you utilize the above exercises to make your client aware of the mind-body relationship between their emotions and their posture, you can coach them to become more aware of those times throughout the day that their bad mood or negative state of mind is affecting their posture. You can then encourage them to change their mood by performing corrective exercises that you have taught them as part of their ongoing program to address their poor postural habits. ...Read the entire article here.