Is Bad Posture Connected To Your Mood?
A person’s body language can speak a great deal about how they are feeling or what mindset they are in. When we are sad, tired or in pain we tend to close in on ourselves, making ourselves smaller in an attempt to protect ourselves. I am sure we have all had moments when we have found ourselves wanting to curl up and be as small as possible when we are not feeling our best. In contrast, when we are feeling happy and confident we stand tall and proud, ready to face the world head on.
Outside Influences on Posture
While our posture often reflects what is going on for us internally, the opposite is also true. Outside influences that affect the way we hold ourselves can have a detrimental effect on how we feel on the inside. Increasingly we are working jobs which take a great deal of toll on our bodies, whether we are sat, hunched over a keyboard at a desk job or we are lifting and moving in a more manual role, the stress on our bodies can build up.
Trapped nerves, inflamed muscles and sore joints begin to influence the way we carry ourselves and the pain that comes with these issues can lower our mood. In the instance of sustained stress on the neck or back, it is often the case that building tension in the muscles result in headaches or even migraines. In our fast-paced lives, it may be easy at this point to simply take some painkillers or anti-inflammatories and yet this is only a temporary solution to an issue which can linger and progress for a long while. Left untreated we might end up hunched or twisted and as a result feeling down in ourselves.
Realigning Your Posture
Here at The Health Lodge we want to make sure you are feeling your best both physically and mentally. As part of our wide programme of specialist treatments we offer several different options which can help realign your body and get you feeling back at your optimum. As well as chiropractic care and physiotherapy, which will provide quick relief for aches and pains and help adjust misalignments, we also offer a number of holistic treatments.
Gentle movement such as simple stretching plans and yoga is a great way of strengthening the core muscles, which in turn support the rest of the body, as well as loosening tighter areas at the same time. Dedicating just a short amount of time on a regular basis can leave you feeling more relaxed and invigorated and can benefit the body and mind. Yoga is a low impact path to both building strength where your body needs it most and easing spasmed or inflamed muscles in a gentle way.
To find out more about the kinds of programmes and classes available to help alleviate the causes and symptoms of poor posture, and the mood that it brings with it, get in touch with our dedicated team today.