Standing Posture 

The spine has two natural curvatures, lordotic (inward) and kyphotic (outward) curves. Good posture involves maintaining this natural curvature, so that the rest of the body can be supported correctly and operate at its optimal level. 

Practicing these key points will help you achieve a healthy standing posture:

  • Place feet hip width apart 

  • Stand with equal weight through both feet 

  • Ensure hips are level 

Use a wall to help guide you into the correct position. Stand back against a wall. Check that:

  • One hand should be able to fit in the gap between the wall and the small of your back 

  • Shoulders should be flush with the wall - keep wide through the chest 

  • Head should sit about 2cm in front of the wall 

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