Suffer from backache? Enhance your posture with Yoga, recommends Tyone Wessels.

We spend hours sitting every day, be it at work in front of our computers, studying for extended periods or simply enjoying our night meal. As our attention is on the job at hand, we just tend to shift our position due to the pain triggered by postural tiredness.

The unfortunate truth is that we don’t have structural core strength. But why? The basic answer is that we don’t do any training the focusses on our posture. This absence of training comes from our constant dependence of postural supports that we lean upon, such as the back or arms of chairs etc).

The great news is that you can enhance your posture by:

– Knowing to mobilise the muscles responsible for erecting and balancing the spinal column (such as the erector spinae, multifidus & iliocostalis lumborum),
– Knowing to hire the muscles liable for retracting the shoulder blades / scapula (middle trapezius & rhomboids), and
– Learning to manage the muscles occupying the stomach (rectus abdominis, internal & external obliques)

There are a variety of yoga postures that you can try that’ll assist strengthen the above muscle groups:

1) Seated Dandasana (The Personnel)
2) Salabasana (The Locust)
3) Vasithasana (Straight arm side plank)
4) Navasana (The Boat)

Best part about these asanas is that you do not need any devices– just a little bit of area!

About Tyrone Wessels:

Tyrone is a passionate fitness and health enthusiast, who practices exactly what he preaches. At the age of 6 he started JKA Karate and twelve years later on achieved 1st Dan. At the exact same time he began doing Iyengar yoga, and is today a worldwide qualified Power Yoga trainer with www.yogarenew.co.za and holds regular courses for like-minded physical fitness fanatics. He’s presently completing is Individual Trainer qualification, in addition to his degree in Advertising. Tyrone just loves to train, and enjoys seeing results in his own practice which of his students and clients.