Why You Should Practice Yoga to Improve Your Posture

We’re living in a world where it has become more and more common to sit behind computers, in the TV sofa, staring at our phones and driving in cars. All of these things have a really bad impact on our posture. Over time, the spine becomes curved and the shoulders round forward.

Poor posture can cause all sorts of problems and have a huge impact on your overall health. If you stand or sit in a posture that isn’t natural for your body, your muscles won’t do the work they should be doing. Imbalance in your muscles puts a lot of pressure on your joints, which can lead to back pain, pressure inside your chest, increased risks of slipped disc, back aches and poor blood circulation etc. 

How Yoga Can Help You Improve Your Posture

Studies have shown that performing Bali yoga exercises is one of the best ways to improve a bad posture. Practicing yoga a few times a week is an easy way to improve your posture, and it also creates other health benefits, such as increased well-being and reduced stress.

Increases body awareness: A good posture is all about being aware of your body. If you practice yoga regularly, you will increase the awareness of your feelings, thoughts and body.

Improves strength: regularly practicing yoga poses will strengthen your core and improve your posture over time. Your core muscles are found in your stomach, chest, back and sides, and they are active in every yoga position that you do. If these muscles aren’t maintained, it becomes harder to get good posture. Yoga exercises also help improve your upper-back and shoulder strength, which leads to an enhanced ability to hold your body upright for an extended period of time.

Improves flexibility: the sedentary world we live in has a bad impact on our posture and mobility. Yoga positions involve movements you don’t do on a regular basis and that are necessary to maintain your chest, shoulder and hip mobility.

Escape Haven is a Bali yoga retreat where you can attend yoga and meditation classes every day. When you stay with us, you choose a retreat package based on what you are looking for. Each package includes a 6-night stay at our luxury accommodation. Check out our surf retreat Bali and other packages here. Many women come to our Bali wellness retreat to take care of themselves and just get a break from all the stress. If you’re interested in staying with us at our fitness retreat Bali, feel free to book now, or contact us for further information.

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