Being tall is always an advantage. You effortlessly make heads turn in a party or have an upper-hand in a conversation with people. But life is not bed of roses for someone who faces the brunt of being short which is not their fault. Blame the genes, but we have to learn to deal with the given situation and come out victoriously. Following the same thought, short-height people can look taller by making few fine-tunings to their personality and we have a more confident looking you who has no complexes of not being physically very tall. How do we do that?
To start with, you must learn few important things about poor posture before the article proceeds towards how it can make you look short than you really are and what you can do about it. Posture is the way you hold your body up. There is a certain way you shape your body in different situations such as an alert posture, a casual posture, macho posture and so on. You can tell the difference between people who stand straight and exudes confidence from men who slouch and look disoriented. Posture of your body, to some extent, displays your extrinsic traits such as being timid or outspoken, courageous or shy or maybe someone who may be in trouble or sick.
Stand in the right position, sit elegantly, or walk with your head held high are some of the overt signs that shows how confident you are with your personality. There are many career choices like fashion modeling, flight attendants and acting that requires a pleasant demeanor to be liked by people. We tend to like confident and tall people who portray themselves very well in public. Posture correction must start from an early age, that is when a child slouch his back, and he must be corrected by his teachers to sit-up with a straight back.
The obsession of being tall exists in every society, country and culture. Short people, unfortunately, are looked down upon or made fun of. However, if you’re an adult who is short in height but cannot grow anymore or you are working on your height, you can immediately look taller than you look by just improving your posture. Please note that you will only appear taller but your height would remain the same but to others it will definitely seem that you have gained some height. In my opinion you should follow a very popular posture fix course. It doesnt cost much and promises to help you get rid of bad posture immediately which will not only increase your height but will also get rid of other problems of bad posture. Here are some exercises that will help you do the same.
Rotation of arms helps a great deal in keeping your shoulder blades free and relaxed. A tensed muscle anywhere in your body makes it ache which causes to slouch. But a straight back, neck and shoulder give you an extra inch of length to the body that make you look taller. Find time anywhere to rotate your arms sideways by closing your fist. You can also lie on your back with legs folded at 90 degrees. Arms stretched out and rotate for ten times each.
One of the best ways to keep your back straight and toned-up is to sit down on the floor with your back against the wall. Legs must be stretched out. Try to push your hips backwards towards the wall to create pressure on the entire back to straighten up while you flex your toes that points backwards towards you. Hold your neck and head in alignment with the straight back. Tighten your shoulder muscles to keep it straight so that it doesn’t slouch. Now rest your arms sideways touching the wall and gradually bring it up vertically to join your palms. Go back to your first position and repeat atleast ten times.
Where most people find difficult to take out time, you can spare few minutes in your workplace to push the head forward and round the shoulders. Chin-tucks are the best way to put pressure on the back of your neck, the most tensed area when one works on the computer for long hours. All you have to is throw your head down as if to form a double chin and stress the back of your neck. You can bend your head towards the left collar bone; hold the position for 3 seconds before turning to the other side. This not only loosens up the nerves but also keeps your neck straight to give you that taller appearance. You must do this whenever you get time off work.
Many of us complain of jammed shoulders, especially, when you have a job that requires being in one position for a long time such as front desk jobs, receptionists or cashiers. It’s important to stretch your shoulders and chest to upright your posture and make you look taller. All you need to do is find a door knob which should be at the same level as your shoulder. Stand in a doorway with your right foot in front of your left and your arms bent in 90 degrees. Bend forward to put maximum pressure on your chest. Repeat this with your left foot in front now.
Glued to the chair all the time during work makes your hip muscles very tight. Your hip is connected with the lower back which can cause to pain if the muscles get jammed. To avoid situations like stiff back or hip, you must stretch the hip muscles by kneeling on knee, away from the wall, enough to touch it from both hands. Push your palms against the wall as if you are trying to break it down. Do it for 30 seconds before switching to the other knee. Repeat the same when you kneel on the other knee. This is a great way to put stress on your hip muscles and undo the compression of the nerves.
An improved posture makes you look leaner, taller and confident about your personality. Not that short people must feel inferior, but it doesn’t harm to follow these posture exercises to keep your body aligned and free from body pains. There are other ways to increase height apart from posture correction techniques such as yoga, exercise and sleep. You can combine them together for better results.