Yesterday I stumbled upon an article from Psychology Today extolling the benefits of good posture and how it affects our self-confidence. The article cites a study in which 2 groups of participants were asked to complete a job application assuming a slumped posture or an upright posture. The study revealed that those with the upright posture more positively emphasized their strengths and skills on the application than those with the slumped.
The author of the article suggests taking up yoga or Pilates to help build the connection between mind and body. When I ask my clients how Pilates has helped them, body awareness is the most common response. Connecting with your body is the first step to changing your posture, movement patterns and lessening chronic body pain.
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Improve your posture improve your confidence!
Shannon Rashap, CPT, M.A. Ed.
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