As Helen and I talked about it, Helen confessed that she usually stands with good posture, as the above video showed us. However, when I asked her to sit down, her posture drooped dramatically. So we worked through the exercise again, and as you can see, Helen's shoulder posture improved dramatically with this simple exercise.
- Let your arms dangle by your sides.
- Turn your thumbs outward. As you do, feel your shoulder blades move to the back and "hang" onto your back rib cage.
- Leave your shoulder blades on the back of your rib cage while you return your thumbs and hands to the neutral starting position.
- Center your head on your spinal column until it feels light and balanced.