Good posture not only helps you look better by elongating your body, it also helps strengthen your muscles and provides better support for your internal organs.
Here are three exercises that will have you standing up straight in no time.
Exercise one works the top of your spine, and strengthens the muscles of your neck and upper back. Sit up straight and hold your chin level with the floor.
With your mouth closed, gently and slowly glide your head backwards about one-fourth to one inch.
Do not tilt your head; try to keep the top of your head parallel to the floor. Stop when you feel a mild tension in the muscles. Hold for five to ten seconds. Return to starting position, then repeat two times. Remember to keep your shoulders relaxed.
Exercise two helps release tension in the upper chest and shoulders. Sit up straight with your feet flat on the floor.
Arms should be extended out in front of you at about shoulder height, with palms facing down.
The elbows should be bent back moving your arms back toward your body as you squeeze your shoulder blades together. You should feel a stretch across your chest and the front of your shoulders. Hold this position for five seconds. Repeat the exercise for 5 times.
Exercise three helps your pelvis support your lower spine. Stand up straight, using good posture. Relax your hips and stick your buttocks out somewhat. [Kegel Exercises]
Place your fingers on the hip bones and thumbs over the lower ribs. Tuck your buttocks in, so your hip bones line up beneath your lower ribs. Hold it for five seconds, then repeat at least three more times.