Good posture is so important for every girl; learning how to stand upright and how to carry yourself elegantly reflects well on you. Posture and body language can say a lot about your confidence, personality and emotional state.
A bride’s posture is particularly important, so do not get carried away on this special day and forget about how important good posture is for your wedding photos and videos, and for the impression that you will leave your wedding guests with.
You should start paying attention to and correcting your posture during your engagement, so you can look even more beautiful on your wedding day.
Here are some tips that will help you out in correcting your posture before your wedding from Celebrity Pilates instructor Brooke Siler:
Sit on the front edge of your chair with your torso positioned at a very slight angle forward, with feet planted firmly on the floor and knees squeezed tightly together.
Bring thumb and index fingertips together to meet in a triangle, and position hands behind your head, palms facing up and elbows bent.
Concentrate on keeping shoulders down, then inhale and press your hands upward, on slight diagonal forward, extending elbows so arms straighten, keeping fingertips touching.
Exhale and slowly bring your hands back behind your head. Be sure to keep shoulders down throughout. Use your core to control your movements. Repeat this sequence 5 times.
While standing in line at the market, bring your heels together and toes about a fist’s width apart and bend your knees slightly. Using the floor as a pushing-off point, imagine there is a zipper running up from your ankles. Now, “zip-up” your inner legs beginning at the ankles and rising up through the inner thigh and into the low abs. Repeat this thigh-slimmer until you reach the register.
As you walk, lean slightly forward, and keep the focus on pulling your abs and waist in and up, away from the waistband of your pants. Your upper body will lengthen, and you will feel taller.
Begin each step with the heel striking first, making sure to track on the outer part of your foot until you push off, forcefully, from the base of your second toe. This will get all the muscles of your feet awake and involved.