October 21, 2019

How to Stay Aligned While Standing

How to stay aligned while standing:
1. Stand tall!
2. Extend your head directly up (think balloon lifting your head with a string in the top of your skull) - but keep your chin tucked in. Avoid tilting your head forward, backward or sideways.
3. Your earlobes will line up with the middle of your shoulders.
4. Keep your shoulders back, your knees straight and your back straight.
5. Let arms hang naturally down the sides of the body
6. Lightly draw in your core stomach muscles. Avoid tilting your pelvis forward.
7. Avoid locking the knees
8. Ensure your feet arches are in a neutral (not flat) position.
9. Stand with weight over the center of your feet.
10. Stand with your feet slightly apart (shoulder-width).
11. When standing for sustained periods, shift your weight from one foot to the other, or stand in walk stand and rock your weight from your front to back foot.

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