What Is a Posture Block and How To Use It
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Good posture is essential for maintaining a healthy body and mind. Proper alignment of the spine and shoulders helps prevent chronic pain, reduces the risk of injury, and can even improve breathing and digestion. Unfortunately, many of us spend long hours sitting at desks or looking down at screens, which can lead to poor posture and a range of associated health problems.
One way to improve your posture is to use a posture block, a small block that helps align your spine and shoulders in the correct position. In this blog, we'll explore how a posture block can help improve your posture, the benefits of good posture, and tips for using a posture block effectively.
Posture Blocks are excellent tools for correcting postural imbalances that may have caused or can lead to bodily pain. Not only can Posture Blocks promote proper alignment, but when used consistently and correctly can increase strength, improve stamina/breath control, and assist in overall athletic performance and quality of life.
The simple exercise of squeezing a Posture Block can stretch your glutes, hamstrings, and back muscles while activating your core and pelvic floor muscles.
Additionally, by squeezing the Posture Block, the groins' lymph nodes become activated, stimulating lymphatic drainage in the body and promoting optimum blood and lymphatic fluid flow.
The Posture Block can be used for standing, sitting, kneeling, and lying down exercise positions with the ultimate goal of bringing symmetry and balance to the body through lengthening, flexing, strengthening, and realigning the spine and skeletal joints.
"By exerting pressure on a Posture Block, between your knees, your inner thigh muscles (hip adductors) produce hip rotation that activates your psoas muscles (the deep muscles extending from the sides of the spine to the femur), helping to unlock the sacrum, lengthen the spine, and improve stability in the hips and pelvis."
Using a posture block alone can certainly help improve your posture, but there are other tools and devices available that can work together to provide even greater benefits. One such device is the posture board.
A posture board is a flat board that you stand on while performing exercises or stretches designed to help improve your posture. By standing on the board, you engage your core and leg muscles, which can help improve your balance and stability. This, in turn, can help improve your posture and reduce the risk of injury.
Another tool that can be used in conjunction with the posture block and posture board is posture glasses. Posture glasses are special glasses that help correct your posture by adjusting the angle of your head and neck. They work by using a small prism lens that changes the angle of vision, forcing you to adjust your head and neck to see properly.
Using posture glasses can help improve your posture by training your body to hold your head and neck in the correct position. By aligning your head and neck, you can reduce strain on your neck and shoulders and help prevent chronic pain and other postural problems.