Thanks to Chris Lopez for the picture from last night at our monthly New Movers Party. The reason I’m sharing–besides the obvious WHY AREN’T YOU HERE in our Libertarian Homeland YET?–is because one of the things I’m working on physically this year is better posture, which I did manage here but only because I saw Chris take out the camera.
Why does good posture matter? Your body, and thus your mind, feel more confident.
The benefits of standing straight (and sitting <— this is the hard one for me!):
- More energy
- Better breathing
- Less frequent headaches
- Reduced risk of injury because your core is constantly engaged
- Greater self-esteem
- Look better in photos which boosts your mood
I also find being aware of my posture helps to ground me in “the now” by placing my awareness in my body and forcing me to make the necessary adjustments. If you see me slouching, let me know!