In our culture, good posture is “aligned” with concepts of “being straight”, “aligned”, and “stiff”. Maybe this is a hangover of the Victorian era. We actually have many good postures to choose from. This is also compounded by beliefs that “a straight spine is a healthy spine”, “must lift with knees bent, straight back” ad infinitum. What a load of boloney.
Many variations of normal posture
It is OK to sit and stand any way you choose. It needs to be varied. Having one posture for a long period is going to be uncomfortable and that is your body saying, “Hey time to change thanks!”. Remember whatever posture you are in, it isn’t a cause for back pain ( I co-researched it here in 2014), but you do need to mix it up.
The pictures here show me in lots of different but normal postures. My day is a variety of these and many more.
Jayce Gilbert, Peak MSK Physiotherapy & SecondOpinion.Physio