One of the most successful ways to add exercise to your routine is to attach it to a regular daily activity. If your regular routine involves some down time while waiting in line or traveling to work, you could use this time to perform an exercise that improves posture and core strength. Standing in proper posture enhances muscle balance by strengthening the postural muscles while increasing the flexibility of the opposing muscle groups. Visualizing good posture is a great way to work out while waiting in line.
Here’s how to do it: Stand in Pilates stance with your hips and feet turned out and your heels together. Shift your weight slightly backward into your heels as you draw your hip joint directly over your ankle joint. Think of tightening your thighs by drawing your knee caps upward while pushing the floor away with your feet.
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Reach your sit bones downward while pulling your pubic bone upward using the back of your legs and lowerbelly muscles. Be sure not to grip your buttocks—feel just the bottom of your buttocks working to turn your hips outward.
I like to call this the “smile” of the buttocks. Then, work your way up to your head and shoulders by imagining that this area is a coat hanger: The crown of your head would be the hook hanging on a closet bar; your shoulders would be the sides of the hanger, and your arms would be the sleeves of the coat on the hanger. Reach upward as if your head were on that bar in the closet, and relax your shoulders as if they were just hanging on the hanger. Hold this position while breathing deeply, in through your nose and out through your mouth.
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