Having a calm air of confidence and power will help you stand tall with great posture. I watched the above outstanding TED talk today about how and why to do a 2-minute move that instills powerful feelings of confidence. It is well worth the 20 minutes to watch it and if you don't have time now, save it for later! I'm sending it to my daughter who has lots of confidence, but one can always use more!
The most important safety tip to follow when exercising is to stand straight with great posture and keep a neutral spine, especially if you have osteoporosis or are over fifty! You need to protect your vertebrae as well as your discs, the soft cushions between the vertebrae which tend to get thinner as we get older. I love this posture move that was demonstrated at the NOF's International Symposium on Osteoporosis, ISO9. Lift your arms to make a "W" shape, palms facing forward, elbows bent, squeezing together with your shoulder blades. Then, press your elbows down toward your back pockets. Slide your chin back, don't let it jut forward. Now relax and stand tall! Lifting your breastbone is the short version of this move.
Great posture and a positive, calm air of confidence! Sounds good to me! –Susie 🙂