In today’s time, when we are mostly binge-watching our favourite series or lying on a couch for long hours, our health goes for a toss. Thanks to the advancement of technology, and convenience we hardly pay any attention to exercise. All these lifestyle mistakes build-up to poor body posture, slouching of the back and shoulders.  But thanks to some super-effective exercises which are great for improving your body posture, and prevent serious health issues. 

Child Pose

child pose body posture 

Child pose is not only great for stretching your spine but it also works wonders for your glutes, hamstrings, neck, and shoulder area.

How To Do It?

  • Sit on a mat with your palms, toes, and knees touching the floor.
  • Go down and extend your arms in front of you in a shoulder apart distance.
  • Stretch your spine and rest your forehead on the ground.
  • Breathe normally and stay in the position for few seconds.
  • Pay attention to your breath, relax and then come back to the normal position.

Cat Cow Pose

cat and cow posture

Cat and cow pose is great for boosting flexibility and maintaining the overall health of your spine. It also helps you with opening your chest area and improving your breathing.

How To Do It?

  • Get down on your four with palms, toes, and knees touching the floor.
  • Make sure your weight is evenly distributed on your four points.
  • Now inhale and gently drop your abdominal area towards the ground while lifting your neck above simultaneously.
  • Now exhale and do the reverse of the above step, lift your spine towards the ceiling, and tucking your stomach inwards.
  • Do not attempt this pose with a jerk and repeat the exercise for another 1 minute after completing one cycle.

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Plank

plank for posture

Plank is another great exercise that targets your multiple muscles at a time. It also aids good body posture along with strengthening your core muscles and spine area.

How To Do It?

  • Lie down on a mat with your face towards the ground.
  • Place your elbows beneath your shoulders.
  • Align your body in a straight line from head to toe.
  • Squeeze your glutes area along with your thighs.
  • Engage your abs or core muscles and feel the burning sensation.
  • Stay in the position for 1 minute and then come back to the neutral position.

Downward Facing Dog

downward dog

Downward facing dog exercise is great for stretching your upper and lower body along with improving your body posture. It also helps with boosting blood circulation and strengthening major muscles in your body. 

How To Do It?

  • Lie down on a mat with your face and chest towards the ground.
  • Keep your palms on the ground and press your hands while your toes and lifting your heels.
  • Lift your lower body in a way that your glutes and butt area are stretched towards the ceiling.
  • Try not to bend your knees and stretch your spine area.
  • Keep your arms aligned with your ears and tuck your chin towards the chest.
  • Place your hands and heels firmly on the ground while lifting your spine area.
  • Stay in the position for 1 minute and then return to the neutral position.  

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