We know we should try to sit up straight. We’ve been told ever since we were sullen teenagers.
Yet as the day progresses, sometimes we find ourselves twisting our backs by sitting with one leg crossed. We also tilt our heads forward or curve our spines excessively. Life gets busy – we get it.
A Meditation for Posture
This short meditation can be done to help you to reset the natural curves of your spine. Meditation allows us to shut out the rest of the world and go within. Pondering your posture for a short while can have an effect on how you hold your spine throughout the day.
Have a seat. If you normally sit in a chair, do not sit cross-legged on the floor. We want to help build your functional posture.
Close your eyes. Take a few deep breaths.
Start to pay attention to the curves of your spine. The inward curve of the lower back, the outward curve around the shoulder blades, and the inward curve of the neck. Feel the S curve of your spine.
As you inhale, imagine the crown of your head lifting to the ceiling.
As you exhale, imagine your sitting bones grounding into the chair. Do this for at least ten rounds of breath.
As you feel more upright, allow yourself to relax your shoulders and bring your chin parallel to the floor. Open your eyes.
Your mother would be so proud.