Incorrect posture increases the risk of back pain, slipped disc, a feeling of tightness in the fingers and poor blood circulation.
Correcting your posture may greatly reduce pain in the back, shoulders and neck.
Studies have shown that good posture reduces stress, increases hormonal balance, improves digestion, breathing, accelerates mental clarity and overall health. One simple and effective tip is to exercise the muscles that you use when you’re standing in a natural, beneficial position.
The exercise that you can do to strengthen these muscles is the lying down extension of the back, which in yoga is called position of a grasshopper.
Step 1: Lie on your stomach face down, with your forehead touching the floor.
Step 2: Extend your legs behind you and spread them to the width of the hips. Distribute weight evenly over the tops of both feet.
Step 3: Gently lift the front part of the body with the head up. Do it slowly and only lift as high as it is comfortable for you.
Step 4: inhale and lift your head looking forward. At you exhale, lift the chest and arms. Keep your arms close to the body with the hands down.
Step 5: Use your thigh muscles and lift your legs up. Your weight should rely on the lower part of the ribs, abdomen and pelvis.
Stay in this pose for 10 seconds to a minute, depending on your ability. Repeat 5-10 times. Start slowly with a short holding and gradually increase the length and number of repetitions every day as much as you can, and make sure you feel comfortable all the time. This exercise will enhance the muscles of your back, body and legs, which will also help you to greatly improve your posture.