Can you learn mindfulness for posture? Sure you can!
Mindfulness for posture is a no-effort way to improve your looks and health. Here I describe how improving your awareness can help…
A while back, I was working with a specialist nurse who’d come to see me for one-to-one help. She’s gone from strength to strength. She now has no back pain, and she’s enjoying being able to sleep, uninterrupted, on her back again after so many years of pain and discomfort.
A good night’s sleep. Priceless, and just one of the many benefits of increasing your self-awareness.
I asked her this question “What’s been the biggest change for you?”
Mindfulness for posture is all about awareness…
And she told me this:
“Awareness! It’s like an attitude shift. I’m now aware of my body again, and what I’m doing with it. And even if things go wrong, now I know what to do about it.”
Great! Well done you, I’m really pleased! It’s by becoming more aware of ourselves that we can avoid all those bad habits, the bad sitting, the bad typing, the bad grumpy same-old responses to the same-old problems.
I’ve always put it down to my Rule Number One.
Rule Number One:
You’re the boss. Not the computer, not the car, not the chair, nor the tv. Not the relatives, not the tension, nor the pain. You. You are the boss of you.
Which means you get to choose how you react to things. You get to choose how you sit at the computer, or how you hold your phone or tablet. Not the computer. Not the phone. Not the tablet.
By becoming much more aware of your body, you’re much, much more likely to handle it in a better way.
So the question I have to ask of you today, as you’re there staring into this screen, is this…
“Who’s the boss of you?”