3 Great Tips for Posture Given to Rosebud’s Cottage
I recently had the pleasure of speaking to a lovely group of women at Rosebud’s Cottage in downtown White Bear Lake. I was invited to speak to these ladies regarding posture, more specifically proper posture while crafting, quilting, or sewing. I am sure many of you out there have been sitting for a period of time, leaning over a craft, or forward bent to read, or even to sit and pay bills only to try and get up from that position and feel a stiffness or an ache from being in that position for too long.
I want to share with you a few tips that I shared with these ladies that can be applied to many different situations.
1) Head Position
Rather than letting your head lean too far forward (which puts a significant strain on your neck and head), bend slightly forward from your waist, keeping you head in line with your spine. Your head weighs roughly 10 pounds and allowing that to be too far forward in relation to your spine can causes increased stresses and strains to your joints and muscles.
2) Sit Bones
When you are sitting, try to sit straight up and down from you sit bones (you can find them by sitting on your hands, making sure your sit bones are right over your hands vs being too far forward onto the backs of your thighs or rolled back too far onto your tail bone)
Try not to stay in one position longer than 45 minutes. Motion is lotion we like to say and sitting for a long period of time can increase the stresses on your spine; whereas if you get up periodically it can naturally loosen up your joints to some degree and keep your muscles from tightening up.
I hope you find these tips helpful!