Poor body posture can expose you to serious health issues. It normally causes excruciating back pain, heaviness in the chest, as well as poor circulation.
Hence, if you correct your body posture, your overall health will improve as well. You’ll effectively get rid of health problems such as:
- Breathing issues
- Hormonal imbalance
So, what’s the best way to deal with poor posture and treat back pain?
There is a simple, yet effective exercise. It will not only treat back pain but will also ease the tension in your neck, shoulders, and back.
The exercise is known as Locust Pose, or Shalabhasan in yoga. However, it is advisable to consult your doctor before trying it as it might worsen your condition.
How to do the Locust Pose
Simply lie on your stomach. Then, transfer your entire body weight on your abdomen. Namely, elevate your arms, legs, chest, and head.
Your legs should be hip-width apart, the arms parallel to the ground, and the palms facing upwards. Stay in that position for 10-60 seconds. Do 5-10 repetitions.
This pose is beneficial for your body posture and muscles. It will strengthen your core, legs, and back. Watch the following video for comprehensive instructions: