Posture For Optimal Breathing

Try this: Sit or stand with your head hanging down, eyes looking to the floor, back slumping, with shoulders rounding forward Take a deep breath in What do you notice? Your muscles in your thorax (torso) become compressed and breathing volume is restricted. Furthermore, the forward head posture restricts airflow through your neck. The esophagus…

Endurance Rehabilitation For Sufferers With Chronic Neck Pain

It has been well established that the tightness of the trunk muscles affects optimal chest expansion in inspiration. An ideal posture allows optimal biomechanics, one region of the spine that affects the ability of the respiratory system is the thoracic spine. A slumped posture is called thoracic hyper-kyphosis, which limits the ability of the thoracic…

The Posture That Forms Resilience To Stress

Posture is more important than just appearance No individual will look happy or powerful when they walk around with a hunched back, head down and with shoulders closing in. The ideal posture is a state of musculoskeletal balance and provides prevention of spinal dysfunction, joint degeneration, and pain. Furthermore, the muscular state when standing or…