Getting Physical – Busting Insecurity with Your Posture

Getting Physical – Busting Insecurity with Your Posture thewellnessfound_admin | February 11, 2022 Have you noticed how you hold your shoulders? Is your jaw tense? Do you grind your teeth? Do you hold onto your pen or the steering wheel with grim ferocity? Do you frown a lot? The simple fact is that these physical gestures – plus a long list of others – reflect exactly how you really feel.  This is a simple way to describe the fact that how you hold your body is an extension of your emotional condition. When you’re feeling good, it shows. When you’re feeling stressed, anxious and under pressure – it also shows! In fact, your body is a better indicator of how you’re feeling than anything you might say. Your posture speaks clearly and unambiguously, even when you’re not aware of how you’re really feeling.  This is the basis for our knowledge of body language. The way we hold our posture is a reflection of what we’re thinking and feeling. And it’s mostly an unconscious set of behaviors.  The really exciting part of this knowledge is that we can use it to our advantage in order to feel much more positive and lower our stress levels.  We can learn to use our posture to influence exactly how we want to feel. One of the most effective ways to lower your stress response, for example, is to relax your shoulders. It’s such a simple technique that it’s easy to forget it or overlook its influence. But we’re hard-wired as a species to respond to our shoulder position. Tense your shoulders and you immediately feel defensive. Loosen them – and you feel much calmer, more relaxed and centred. It’s a fabulously effective habit to adopt.  You probably know that when you stand up straight, for example, you tend to feel more confident. Lift your chin and you start to feel much more determined. Open your chest muscles just a little and you feel more positive, more open, more creative and a little more assertive. Unclench your jaw muscles and relax your neck and tongue and you feel much less anxious.  Once you begin to explore the effect and range of these simple postural adjustments, you’ll probably be amazed how quickly you can turn down your anger, your fear, your stress, your anxiety and any nagging doubts that might be lingering in the back of your mind.  Another area of concern is the fact that most of us simply sit for too long. It’s bad for our posture, our breathing, our ability to think clearly and creatively and it certainly impairs our flexibility.  The easy answer is to develop a new and very helpful routine of standing up from your desk – if that’s possible – every twenty minutes and move around. I encourage everyone to stand up and stretch gently for a minute or so, taking a few deeper breaths and focusing the eyes on something in the distance to relieve eye strain.  When you put these simple principles together into a convenient routine, the effects can be extraordinary. You’ll feel better, you’ll lower your stress, you’ll improve your cognitive functioning, you’ll boost your creativity and you’ll start to feel the positive effects that flow from reduced anxiety levels. Make a commitment right now to put these powerful principles into your daily routine and see how quickly you start to feel so much better. It’s always a pleasure to share these ideas. We’ve been teaching these techniques and principles to thousands of individuals for more than twenty years. Our aim is to help as many people as possible to enjoy life to the full in a powerful and meaningful way. If you found the suggestion helpful, please feel free to share the post and encourage your family, friends, colleagues and acquaintances to discover the incredible power of breaking free from their limitations. Help them to enjoy greater levels of freedom, happiness and success in all areas of their lives.  Together, we really can make the world a better place. Greg Parry developed The Wellness Foundation and the Cognitive Empowerment Programs specifically to help people master their stress and explore the power of their true potential.  If you’re struggling with stress and looking for greater peace and calmness in your life, the answer’s right here. Enroll in one of our life-changing Courses right now and discover how you can turn down your stress and start to enjoy life to the fullest. Make today the day when your life starts to get better. You can explore our websites at: www.thewellnessfoundation.eu We’re here to help you make a positive difference to your life! Recent PostsArchivesCategories

Getting Physical – Busting Insecurity with Your Posture