Constantly thinking about good posture can be a tough task to manage when sitting at a desk or working from home with an unfamiliar workspace. Especially towards the end of the day when you’re just trying to power through and probably thinking more about what you’re going to do when you get off.
Over time, that end of the day slouched posture can become the body’s new “normal”. As your body slumps down, the mid back and shoulders begin to round forward and your chin starts to jut out in front of the body.
These postural muscles (pecs, traps, levator scap) are there to help us oppose gravity and keep us upright but the more we slouch, the harder they have to work and the tighter they get.
Stretching these muscles will help keep them from being overworked while also avoiding trigger points and adhesions from developing that can lead to neck pain, headaches, shoulder pain, and upper back pain.