8 Yoga Poses For Better Posture

Mountain Pose

- Stand hip with apart with feet parallel  - Engage your upper things and lift your knee caps  - Engage your core - Head and  shoulder are in aligment with the pelvis 

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3-5 Breaths

Forward Fold + Shoulder Stretch 

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- Roll shoulder blades towards one another _ Palms facing each other If possible palms together - Open the front of the chest

3-5 Breaths

Cow Face - Chest, Shoulder & Arm Stretch

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-Lift one arm and bend the  elbow, placing the opposite hand on top - Bring the opposite arm behind you back -Use a strap or towel to bind

3-5 Breaths

Plank Pose

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- Start on your knees and place your shoulders over your wrists  -Option to  lift the knees off the mat making sure your legs are straight  - Engage your core making sure  your hips are no lifting sagging overarching you back

3-5 Breaths

Cobra Pose

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- Start on your belly and place  your hands under your shoulders - Engage the muscles in your back  to lift the upper body - Keep the elbows bent and hips on  the mat

3-5 Breaths

Down Dog

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_ Start on your hands and knees  -Hands a little wider than  shoulder width apart - Lift the hips while brining your  chest back towards the legs - Heels down (even if they don't  touch the mat 

3-5 Breaths

Bow Pose

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- Start on your belly, bend your  knees and reach back to grab the ankles. Note: Use a strap for  comfort - Keep legs parallel and knees  pointing back (not out)  Lift the chest and legs on the  inhalation. 

3-5 Breaths

Savasana With Blocks

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- Place one block under your shoulder blades and one under  your head - Legs can be bent or straight  - Open your arms by your sides

3-5 Breaths

Practice these poses 3 times per week to counteract poor posture and strengthen your body!

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