Standing for periods of time can become quite uncomfortable for some people. There is a way to stand that works well for the body, once you are used to it.
- 1. Stand with your feet hip-width apart
- 2. Make sure that both your legs are facing forward (check your feet – are the inside feet parallel?)
- Have your legs straight but the knees should not be locked
- Rock back and forth from heel to ball of foot. Stand with your weight directly in the middle.
- Allow your arms to drop out of the shoulders – with a little bit of space under the armpits. Make sure your shoulders are relaxed.
Learn how to care for your back.
This information was copied and paraphrased from the following books:
Facilitated Stretching – R E McAtee and J Charland
Stretching and Flexibility – K Laughlin
Overcome Neck and Back Pain – K Laughlin
PilateSystem – T Blount and E McKenzie