Post # 1
Confession: I have terrible posture. Here is my lame excuse: I have always been very tall, especially when I was little I was always about a foot taller than the next tallest person in my class so I always slouched to not look so tall. Well now I’m an adult and I don’t care if I’m tall. I’m worried about my wedding and my wedding dress. I don’t want to be slouchy in all of my photos and walking down the aisle. I look at the photos of when I tried on the dress and my posture is terrible and it doesn’t look good.
Any suggestions on how to train my body into better posture? Any yoga bees out there?
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ
Yoga is a good start. If you have chriopractic coverage in your insurance plan, I’d also suggest going. I started going in Feb. of last year due to some back pain, and they mentioned my really bad neck posture (forward sloping neck like a turtle), which had always bothered me, but I didn’t realize it could be corrected. After doing the exercises they suggested, visiting regularly, and also trying to sit up straight, my neck is so much straighter.
I am also tall (5’9″) and think I spent my younger years slouching around everyone. My neck is totally straight now (curved in the right direction), and I really notice the difference in pictures. Granted, it took 8 months for me to really noticed the difference (8 months of going to the chiro every 3 days, then every week, then every 2 weeks, then every 3 weeks…; hanging my head off the bed every night for 10 minutes; and doing neck stretches daily – which the yoga can help with).
I still practice all of this stuff, but only see the chiro every month now for “maintenance”.
Oh, I also have a friend who uses this regularly. I can’t attest if it works, but she is tall (my height) and has great posture.