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Posture


Hello friends, in this article I'm going to discuss Posture. Here we will discuss the full details of Posture in easy sentences. So let's start...



Posture definition: 

          A position that the body can assume, e.g. standing, sitting, kneeling, or lying down. Hence, it is very important to know how to stand, sit, raise questions or opinion in any corporate meetings.

  • Good posture displays confidence.
  • Don't slouch-sit and stand upright.
  • Don't fidget it is annoying and a sign of boredom.
  • Keep hands away from your mouth when speaking.
  • Honor others' personal space.
  • Break nervous habits, such as gum chewing, drumming fingers, hair twirling, nail-biting, etc.
  • Don't show the soul of your shoes while sitting in the meetings.


Posture definition


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Why have a Good Posture

          There are 5 key benefits of maintaining a good posture.

1. Facilitates breathing:

          A good posture naturally enables you to breathe properly. Start meditating regularly for a few months and you find a really huge difference in the amount of air you could inhale between sitting up straight and slouching. This is why yoga, pilates and meditation exercises pay so much attention to getting your posture and sitting position right.


2. Increases concentration and thinking ability:

          When you are breathing properly, you increase your thinking ability too. Our brain requires 20% of oxygen to do its job properly. More air, more oxygen. More oxygen, more brain food. More brain food leads to more thoughts and ideas.

3. Improve your image:

          People with good postures look smarter and more attractive. Have you ever seen someone with a bad attitude and felt that the person still seemed to be speechless, even though the person still said or did nothing? On the flip side, someone with good posture naturally increases their sense of urgency and appeal.

4. Feel even better about yourself:

          When you have a good posture, it helps to make you feel more self-confident, without even doing anything else differently. Try sitting in a bad posture now for 30 secs. Now, switch to a good posture for 30 secs as well. Is there any difference in how you felt?

5. Avoid health complications:

          A bad posture results in several complications over time, such as increased risks of slipped disc, backaches, back pain, the pressure inside your chest, poor blood circulation. when I was studying in business school, I had a professor who suffered from a slipped disc when he was younger. Unfortunately, he is unable to straighten his back ever since the incident and he now walks with a permanent slouch.

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How to Improve your Posture

          Here are 13 tips which can improve your posture and keep it that way:

   1. Identify your key motivations for good posture: Why do you want a good posture? Is it improving your breathing? Increase your appreciation of others about yourself? Feeling more confident with yourself? Avoid health problems? Be clear about your underlying desires whenever you feel lazy to do something about your posture.


   2. Pretend your body is held by a string: Use this analogy which you will find helpful to correct your posture. It might sound weird, but it's pretty effective. Pretend that your spine and head are held up by a string from the ceiling all the time. If you are lying down, pretend the string is held in a direction parallel to the ground. Focus on keeping your spine and head aligned with the string while relaxing other parts of your body. Usually, people end up tensing all other parts of their body when trying to keep the right posture.

   What this does is it keeps you focused on keeping your back straight and loosening your other muscles.


   3. Set a reminder to check in on your posture: Many of us may wish to have a good posture but we usually forget about it for 5 minutes! It certainly helps to have a reminder in the form of notes after the post, items in your calendar, alarms, etc. The frequency depends on you, from once a day to as frequently as every 15 minutes.

   With sufficient reminders, you will start kicking into a good posture naturally soon.


   4. Get head, shoulder and back massage: If you've always been in a bad posture, you'll find that changing your posture is hard because your joints are stiff. I've found that massaging my joints loosens up, making it easier for me to enter a better posture later.


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   5. Eliminate bad habits that cultivate bad postures: This includes watching tv/ reading while lying down, working under dim light (which results in slouching), sleeping on your stomach(apparently 7% of people do that!). 


   6. Get a good quality chair: A good chair will be one that has enough firm and dense cushion with back support. For me, I like to run the back of the chair at least to my shoulders so I can hold it against it.


   7. Place your butt at the innermost edge of the chair: This seemingly benign tip actually helps set the right base for your posture. Many people have bad postures because they place their butt in the middle or towards the end of the chair. This causes them to lean/slouch forward and hunch since there is no support behind their backs to press against.


   8. Get a back cushion: Buy a seat cushion and place it behind your chair. Whenever you sit, make sure the cushion is stuck against the chair behind you. Whenever you lean forward, the cushion will go down, which will serve as a reminder to get back to your right posture.


   9. Ground both your feet when standing or sitting: This means having both feet planted flat on the floor and not resting your weight on a particular foot, which is a very common habit. While sitting, try not to cross your legs. This helps to keep the upper part of our body straight.


  10. Invest in a good bed and pillow: Get a mattress that is firm and not too soft. The soft mattress where you sink into may feel nice and comfy initially but is not good for your back/posture. Some of the hotels I had been to for my previous business trips had some really soft mattresses and pillows that got pain in my back and neck the next day! For your pillow, consider investing in orthopedic pillows. There are quite a few different designs in the market now. The most common is contour pillows, which are pillows that arch support your head. Another type is the neck pillow, a horseshoe shape pillow which is great for traveling.


  11. Avoid carrying heavy items: Just the act of carrying heavy items is bad for our shoulders and back. Attempting to do so over an extended period of time gradually leads to hunched shoulders and backs. If you are a student, you probably do this every day with all the books for classes. For professionals, it might be your laptop and work materials which you have to lunge around to and fro. If it's not possible to reduce the load of things you carry around, you can consider getting a trolley bag or roller bag these are really convenient and are becoming commonplace.


  12. Engage in exercises that strengthen your back: These include Pilates, yoga, exercise balls, and general stretching. If you do situps or crunches, make sure you are using the right technique otherwise, you will end the pain in your back instead.


  13. Get a professional assessment: If you have a very bad posture and a history of back injuries or back pain, it is best to go to a chiropractor or physical therapist for a professional evaluation. He/She can advise you on how to better take care of your back.

Posture definition

Posture to be maintained during a corporate meeting 

  •    You should take care to practice in front of a mirror to analyze your body posture before meeting someone of great importance for the first time. Your body movements and gestures must be carefully analyzed before the meeting. Be careful about the way you look and act. Your actions are nonverbal messages and it should coincide with what you are saying. 


  •    The initial impressions on the way you act, sit or stand are more important than what you have to say. Your body posture expresses many things about you. If you want to attract the attention of the person to whom you are communicating your body posture must be pleasant.


  •    Always have a sweet smile on your face during the meeting. Laughter has a great and pleasant effect on others. A genuine smile will always work to attract others, especially women. It allows everyone to feel that you are a friendly and caring person. You cannot go wrong in attracting a person if you are carrying a smile on your face. 


  •    Powerful eye contact is essential for attracting people. You should deliberately practice developing the ability to maintain positive eye contact with people you are communicating. Be natural in the way you are making eye contact and don't share at the person.


  •    You must ensure that you are standing upright when you are talking to a person for the first time. The upright posture will always generate a positive impression on you. Having a proper upright posture conveys the message that you are a healthy, strong and self-confident person. It makes a person look more attractive.
Standing posture

  •    Your body movements should be confident. Your movements and actions during the communication will be carefully noticed by others. It reflects the confidence in you. You can practice the body movements in front of the mirror to make it perfect. Self-confidence is most important for a person's success.


  •    You have to touch the person on the body during the process of communication. Light touches are harmless during a conversation. The way you shake hands with the other person is also important. A slight pat on the hand or shoulder often exhibits your level of attraction. Gentle touches during the conversation have the ability to break the ice. 


  •    Walk confidently with your head up. The positioning of your head shows your level of self-confidence. You should also give a firm handshake. When you are sitting on a chair, sit straight and lean forward. This indicates your level of interest and attentiveness to the person.


  •    You must be careful in controlling nervous gestures such as hair rotation, nail cutting or pen clicks. Instead, you must show a warm and positive gesture like a smile and a gentle touch. Avoid smiling or eye contact and cool gestures such as keeping your hands on the hips.

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Conclusion:

          That's all about Posture. I hope you will understand and now you have a brief idea about itSo friends how is this article, if you have any doubt about any part of postureplease do comment in the comment box๐Ÿ’ฌ  and if you like this article then please share it with your dear and near ones.

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