Do you remember how you sat cross-legged on the floor as a child? At some point, we graduated from sitting on the floor to sitting in chairs, which can encourage bad posture. As often as possible, take a seat on the floor and follow these guidelines to release tension in your hips and groin and strengthen your core muscles. Good posture supports your spine and helps to prevent chronic aches in your back, neck and shoulders.
1 Assess your default sitting position. Do you have rounded shoulders with a sunken chest? Check to see if your weight is unevenly distributed between the right and left sides of your buttock bones. If so, make a point to sit with equal weight on each side of your buttocks. Avoid rolling back on your tailbone and slouching forward.