Sitting Tips To Improve Your Posture and Lengthen Your Spine

Hey, Its Allyson and Alayna… We are continuing our exercises from the car-desk series. We learned about the steering wheel, pulling the thumbs out and you saw the shoulder blade circles in the back. This time I want to show you another thing you can do sitting… pushing your sits bones (that you sit on) down into the chair, the bleachers, your desk chair or wherever you are… and at the same time lengthen the spine by reaching out of the crown of the head. You can see her come up, and she just got another half inch longer in her spine… somebody with already good posture.

The tip is to just sit up straight and get that spine nice and straight.

So another pretty simple thing to do when you’re sitting is you can mix these up and see what feels best to you… try them all from the series and Continue doing the ones that feel the best to you. One day, this (sitting tall and lengthening the spine) is gonna feel great. The next day you need some work in your shoulders (pulling your thumbs and elbows away on the steering wheel). We’ve got a lot more to do as well…

But that’s a start to play with, be mindful of how you’re sitting and notice how you feel with these exercises.

Call 512-215-4227 if you need some individual instruction with sitting after we have discussed your medical history and evaluated your posture.

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As a physical therapist in the Houston and Austin areas since 1995, Allyson has developed a gentle approach to whole body healing. At Core she has been able to spend more time personally with each client addressing the entire body and providing recovered clients with pilates training to keep them progressing.

“The one body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body.” Allyson uses this belief in three areas: First, in her approach to addressing areas of restriction throughout the body as a whole. Second, learning from co-workers, clients and other therapists taking pieces of wisdom and incorporating them into a whole treatment. Last, incorporating the pilates practice into discharge from physical therapy to continue parts of your recovery into a pursuit of health for your whole life. All parts making up one process of returning your body to health.

Her background in Total Motion Release techniques as well as Craniosacral Therapy, Strain/ Counterstrain and PIlates make for a holistic and gentle approach with quick results. The focus of her therapy is to empower the client with tools to heal themselves.

Allyson earned her B.S. in kinesiology at The University of Texas in 1992 and her M.S. in physical therapy from Texas Woman’s University in Houston in 1995. She has worked in pediatrics for 9 years also with great success treating pediatric orthopedic issues and infant torticollis with no crying!
Allyson Marshall