Fix your S-Posture w/ Yoga Poses

Do you have an S-Posture in your golf set up position? An S Posture is when a player has too much arch in their lower back, putting way too much stress that can cause pain & injuries. When you have too much arch, it causes the abs to relax. This can cause Loss of Posture or Reverse Spine Angle during your backswing. S Posture is often caused by a series of muscle imbalances, called Lower Crossed Syndrome (seen below) mostly due to prolonged static postures, such as sitting. Try these yoga poses that I do with my students to help fix your S Posture.

Sphinx Pose
Instructions: Stack elbows underneath shoulders. Parallel your forearms. Press forearms down against the mat & lift chest high.. Drag elbows back against the mat to feel your chest pull forward. As you keep reaching your chest forward, broaden through collarbones. Draw belly in & lengthen tailbone towards heels.
Benefits: Opens thoracic spine, chest, stretches into the entire spine releasing tightness and tension in lower back. Strengthens glutes.
Runners Lunge
Instructions: Step Right foot out towards the right top corner of your mat. Stack Right knee over ankle. Place both hands in the inside of your Right foot. Step Left leg back as far as you can, staying on top of that left thigh. Hold for 10 breaths & repeat on other side.
Benefits: Stretches into the hip flexors, outer hips, glutes, inner thigh, and hamstrings.

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