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Yoga Poses to Improve Your Posture

Most brides try to do everything in their power to have the perfect wedding. From the dress to the cake to the venue, everything must be perfect. While that may not be fully realistic, there are certain tips you can take to improve certain areas and make them as perfect as possible. Before you walk down the aisle, try out some yoga poses to improve your posture. Holding yourself up high will not only make you feel even more beautiful as you stride down the aisle, but it will give you an extra air of confidence.

There are several yoga poses to improve your posture. Many of them focus on engaging your core, grounding your feet into the ground, and tucking in your tailbone, which will improve your overall posture. You'll also want to pull your shoulders back and keep that head held high, no more looking down at the ground.

Tree pose

The tree pose improves your balance and posture, all in one. Keep your left foot grounded, lift your right foot and press the sole of your foot against your left thigh. Make sure your shoulders are in line with your hips and keep yourself standing tall, and your spine elongated.

Standing forward fold

Keep your feet apart and even with your hips, fold forward, and place your hands on the floor or grab your elbows, with your face facing your knees. This will help lengthen your spine, and in turn, improve your posture.

Mountain pose

Stand with your feet together, arms at your side, and back straight, head looking straight ahead. This pose may seem simple, but it's anything but.

Bridge pose

This is a great way to open your chest and shoulders. Lay on your back with your feet flat on the mat. Lift your hips, tuck your shoulder blades onto your back, relax your butt, and lift your hips a bit more. You can clasp your hands together underneath your lifted back. Keep your feet about hip length apart.

Plank pose

This will not only help your posture but will help your core and abs as well. Start by laying flat on the floor with palms down. Lift yourself up into a push-up pose with your legs extended behind you and arms straightened. Keep your butt and back aligned, without drooping or sticking up. Start slowly with this pose and slowly build up to holding it for more than a minute.

With so many yoga poses to improve your posture, you can choose the one that best fits your lifestyle and preference. Not everyone loves every single yoga pose, and with all these options, you don't have to do them all. Just remember to take it slowly, and don't push your body too hard with these poses. Some have to be worked up to, and that's ok, any progress is still progress.