Posture Matters, my Pelvic Floored Family.
And the Posture Police are in town, and they want you to remember that “Nipples Forward” is
The Best Posture There is 🙂
For realsies. As my favorite Pilates Guru, Frankie from Barefoot Pilates and Fitness in Driggs, will often remind her clients, Nipples Forward is a huge tip to offer clients when they are working on their posture! It’s quite Frankly (Ha! I made a pun…her name is Frankie…and I said FRANKLY…which was kind of the same…oh never mind…)
Where was I? Oh yes, NIPPLES!
Don’t be a slouch. But don’t send your nipples to the moon, either.
Achieving the middle ground of Nipples Forward, Best Posture Ever, means you’re optimizing the balance between all the ab groups (not just one), and the scapular and upper arm groups as well. Practice this alignment with simple tasks, then advance to using it with all daily activities in order to optimize pelvic pressure and reduce incidences of low back and pelvic pain, as well as leakage!
So, the posture police want to know, which one are you?
And what are you going to do to fix it?
Number one: Gently engage core abdomen and scapular groups, so that your nipples are facing forward.
Set a reminder or timer on your phone for every 30 minutes. Start the timer when you sit down at your desk. When it goes off, think “oh, how’s my posture?” Fix it. Reset alarm. Repeat.
Are you Nipples Forward, Best Posture Ever, Yet?
Remember, Ears, over Shoulders, over Hips. Ears, Over Shoulders, Over Hips. Repeat that. Again…
I think you’re getting it! Nipples forward, best posture ever!!
You can improve your posture. I know you have it in you! The Posture Police are Proud of You 🙂
Check out my Pelvic Floored Signature Lecture Series for a much more in depth training of how posture could be contributing to your pain, incontinence, constipation, or pelvic organ pressure complaints!
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