I’ve been told by pretty much every chiropractor and physical therapist I’ve ever been to that my posture is not so hot. My shoulders have a tendency to fall forward and my neck likes to do what I call “the turtle”—after years of landing on my head in gymnastics and other mishaps (bike accidents, trail running spills, trampoline craziness…) I’ve lost the beautiful curve of my neck. This in turn, puts strain on my neck and upper back (my head is heavy).
A combination of yoga and awareness is slowly helping me to adjust my posture. The Chi Running method gives some simple tips for maintaining proper posture while you are running. Posture is important because it will protect your spine and joints while at the same time giving your lungs more space—I LOVE oxygen.