Take these 3 simple steps to improve your health, happiness and productivity…
1. Edge of your seat – If your intention is to do anything other than lie around, then you’ll want to sit upright and on the edge of your chair. Being on the edge of your seat symbolizes interest, heightened awareness, upbeat/positive attitude, and of course excitement. These are all good and useful things for accomplishing our goals! Sitting on the edge of your seat prevents you from slouching into the back of your chair compressing the lower lumbar, over-extending the thoracic and thus impinging the cervical, not good things.
2. Activate the legs – Trying keeping one or both feet flat on the ground and pressing down to ‘activate’ the leg muscles. Notice how pressing down helps you to rise up, simple Yin-Yang! Play with small side-to-side, circular and back-and-forth movements to keep your hips and lower back happy. Rigidity results from lack of movement.
3. Raise your crown – Lift yourself upward from the crown of your head toward the cosmos. Allow your chin to draw back and your chest to open as your shoulders naturally lower. Be sure not to let your crown slip off the back of your head. Sit tall and proud like the righteous King or Queen that you are! Without the stress and tension of your muscles having to hold you up, nor the collapsed chest and sunken qi, you will be able to rule with compassion, leadership and integrity.