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Offlinefreddurgan
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Good way to fix posture?
    #2606393 - 04/27/04 02:47 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

My posture really sucks. I slouch horribly, and when I try to meditate I have to sit up against a wall or else I just end up hunched over really badly. Are there any like...methods, to fixing one's posture? Or am I gonna have to just..actively think about sitting well. Cause that's going to suck and I doubt I'll ever get anywhere like that.


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Re: Good way to fix posture? [Re: freddurgan]
    #2606416 - 04/27/04 02:52 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

I have pretty bad posture too. I think it has to do with how strong your stomach and lower back muscles are. Try doing crunches everyday. If you have access to a pretty good gym, there are machines to work your lower back. Practice walking extra straight during the day to strengthen those muscles.


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Re: Good way to fix posture? [Re: bert]
    #2606511 - 04/27/04 03:16 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

^^^ what he said

plus an easy lower-back exercise you can do at home is to lye on your stomache and lift up your upper body using only your back muscles... kinda like a reverse sit up


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Invisiblesakura
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Re: Good way to fix posture? [Re: freddurgan]
    #2610463 - 04/28/04 06:01 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

sucking your gut in always straightens you up... 

I have a back prob and it was a trick that the physios showed me.  It feels unnatural to tighten your stomach muscles and still slouch (try it & see :wink: )


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Re: Good way to fix posture? [Re: freddurgan]
    #2610479 - 04/28/04 06:23 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

get a posture chair


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Re: Good way to fix posture? [Re: Phoshaman]
    #2610594 - 04/28/04 08:11 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

You have to conciously think of keeping your sholders back and back straight...until it is natural...i know its hard, im real skinny so posture is real bad for me too....


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