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Have you ever been in this situation?
At your keyboard for an hour non-stop, with mental fog from too much staring at your screen, and a massive 50-pound boulder of a head your shoulder’s can’t possibly hold up anymore.
Quickly, you relevé like a ballerina and sit tall with shoulders back and head held high (like it weighs nothing).
… 5 seconds later….
You’re slumped over your keyboard, again.
How do you break this cycle? Simple! You need a corset.
Kidding 🤣. You need something to remind you to sit (or stand) tall. Enter the Yoga backpack for posture correction.
It’s cheap and easy to make! All you need is a yoga strap. My personal favorite is this 8 ft yoga strap from Pete’s Choice. It’s long enough to wrap around your body for this yoga-backpack and is also inexpensive. If you don’t have one long enough, connect (tie) two together.
Don’t have a yoga strap? You can use any kind of strap, belt, or ribbon.
Here you go! 10 seconds to better posture. Ok, the video is 2 min long, but I offer 2 different options, and I slowly walk you through it. Once you learn how to do it, you can whip that strap around you faster than Bruce Lee with a pair of nunchucks. Which method do I like the best? Keep reading to find out, or watch the video.
Why the two different names? Because I couldn’t choose 😅. Also, ignore the funny looks on my face in the pictures. I didn’t think ahead to capture stills for the blog post and had to take screenshots instead 😜.
1. Fold the strap in half and place the middle of the strap on the spine in the middle of the back (approximately around the bottom few ribs). Hold one end of the strap in each hand.
2. Lift both sides of the strap up and allow each side of the strap to fall over and behind the shoulders.
3. Cross the strap behind the back and bring the ends to the front of the body.
4. Adjust the strap so it’s snug, and loop (or tie) the ends of the straps together.
1. Fold the strap in half and palace the middle of the strap behind the neck. Allow the strap to to come in front of the shoulders and pass the sides of the strap toward the back.
2. Cross the strap behind the back and bring the strap ends to the front of the body.
3. Adjust the strap so it’s snug, and loop or tie the ends of the straps together.
Did you try both methods? Which one did you like better? I prefer the first method better. For me, it feels more supportive, like a firm hug. As a bonus, it’s easier to hide under clothes. The second method is great when I have a shorter strap, or if I need less of a reminder to sit (or stand) up straight.
So there you have it! 10 seconds to better posture. Check out this blog post for another quick and easy way to improve your posture. And, if you’re ready for more tips and tricks on how to live your best life with ease, sign up for my newsletter below.
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