Let’s face it, our bodies are meant to move. I am reminded about this when I have to stand for a while…. I just can’t keep still. To stand more comfortably, supported from my feet up, I use Aston-Arcing. Just like Aston-Arcing for sitting , using this exercise while on the job or in line at the store will help you feel relaxed and activated.
First feel where the pressure is on your feet. Is it on your heels, inside or outside of your feet? This is your starting position. Remember to compare this feeling with how you feel after the exercise.
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From a stand, hinge at your hips into a slight bow, round your back, and bend your knees. Your spine should be evenly bending. Watch that your neck is not too far forward. You should be positioned with more weight over your heels. Then shift your weight forward to the balls of your feet. Press into the balls of your feet to straighten body, but keep the heals on the ground. This creates length in the lower back. Let your head move with you. At the top of the movement you should be looking up at the corner of the room. After extending, relax into a midway place where you feel pressure evenly on your feet. This should be your most comfortable place or posture.
How does this feeling compare to your starting position? Where is you weight placed? How is your alignment? There is no one way to stand, just be aware and find the position that best supports you.