Lesson 1: Pelvis Position
Lesson 1: First Principle - Pelvis Position
For the perfect posture, the correct pelvis and hip position is crucial. Make sure that your pelvis and hip never fall back and produce a hollow back. Otherwise, it will cause you back pain and make you look shorter. You always want to maximize the length of your body.
- Stand in front of a mirror, facing it from the side.
- Keep your feet side by side, with a slight space between them.
- Keep your legs relaxed straight but not too straight.
- Now, move your pelvis and hip slightly forward; ONLY move your pelvis and hip.
- Don't move your upper body or belly, and do not bend your knees.
- Control your body movements by looking in the mirror. Study the right/wrong pictures below and compare your body with them. Do they look about the same? Once you understand, go to the Second Principle: LIAM Back Pull.
- If you feel you are not able to move only your pelvis and hip forward, it might be because your Sartorius muscle is shortened, not stretched, or lacks flexibility. The Sartorius muscle runs down the thigh and functions as a flexor and rotator of the thigh at the hip joint. For now, try your best but start to build up your flexibility of the pelvis and hip muscle called the Sartorius.