To know if you have a good posture, we must first clarify what a good posture is. The picture shows how the body should behave and an example of what it should not look like.
Your feet should point with the third toe straight ahead. The knees should be relaxed - not stretched or bent. Hip centered and not moving forward. We should have a small lower hollow, not an upper hollow. A slight curvature in the thoracic spine. The shoulders should be in a straight line in correlation to the ears.
Your body should be able to be relaxed when you stand up and it should be easy to breath with your stomach. You should not have to think or correct yourself to a good posture, but the body should naturally be in an upright position.
When moving, the body should feel light, mobile and free. Something that many have forgotten how it feels like. Feel free to test your posture with a couple of selected function tests and visual tests further down. Good luck!
Congratulations, many have a hard time with that today. If you have to put in an effort or that it feels different on the sides then you have an imbalance. Many people today have forward-tipped necks, stiff shoulders and thoracic spines that make this difficult.
Try postural exercises for free online and see if some of the tests get better or book an appointment to get individualized exercises for your particular posture imbalances. Keep in mind that if you have long-term problems, an individual visit is recommended. None of the exercises or tests should hurt, if they do then stop. (For the moment the exercises are only in swedish, but just follow the video)
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