Body Awareness: Sitting

Posted on April 19th, 2013 by Shari´ Parks

This week’s blog comes from ABMP’s Massage and Bodywork magazine July/August 2011 edition. Although the article is geared toward Massage Therapist and other bodyworker’s, it really applies to everyone.

Sitting, like standing, is a basic functional posture. These are some basic principles to keep in mind when sitting:

* Aligning the ankles underneath the knees increases balance, comfort and stability
* Balancing the head over the spine promotes neutral alignment and reduces restricted breathing

Sitting with your pelvis, legs and feet aligned may be a new way for you to sit, and it may even feel strange or tiring at first. Take your time to become comfortable with this new way. If you begin to feel tired, relax into the familiar sitting position, coming back to the new posture when ready.

Happy sitting.

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