Proper Posture: A Performer’s Advantage

Good Posture Health

“A good stance and posture reflect a proper state of mind.” ~ Morihei Ueshiba

Proper posture is probably the most common trait which a lot of performers lack in their early years. Correct posture conveys poise, elegance and power. It opens up your body language, boosts your confidence and shows you’re proud of who you are.

Why is Good Posture So Important?

Good posture is vital in giving out a great performance. Let’s take for example the opera or musical theater singers. Breath is needed to support the voice and having proper posture can help enhance their breathing to give them vocal strength, control and a better-sounding voice.

Posture affects breath support.  Proper posture can increase breath capacity as it creates the largest space possible in the chest cavity so the lungs can expand fully. Since it keeps the chest high and the rib cage expanded, it opens up a space so air can flow freely and progress unobstructed through the vocal cords. And with more air, singers are able to sing longer phrases without sounding like they are running out of air.

It’s no surprise then that a lot of performers seek the help of a chiropractor for posture check and posture correction as they know very well why an extremely good posture is a necessity for all aspects of a successful performance.

Poor posture is the cause of many physical problems, body aches and sometimes severe pain and dysfunction. Maintaining upright posture with a straight, stacked spine will also help them look confident, elegant and feel at their best which is an advantage for any performer. Making a few minor changes to their posture will result in an instant improvement of their performance and how others perceive them.

The Benefits of a Good Posture

  1. A good posture can help facilitate breathing.
  2. A good posture can help keep bones and joints in the right alignment.
  3. A good posture can help diminish the abnormal wearing of joint surfaces.
  4. A good posture can help prevent back, neck and muscular pain.
  5. A good posture can help prevent muscle aches and muscle fatigue.
  6. A good posture can help improve overall circulation.
  7. A good posture can help improve your appearance and image.
  8. A good posture can help avoid health complications.

Good posture says a lot about a person and everyone should learn about the subtleties of a perfect posture as it speaks power, confidence and success which can immediately change the way others see us, and the way we feel about ourselves.

How’s your posture?