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Does Hyperkyphosis Carry Similar Risks as Osteoporosis?

Yoga for Posture Improvement: Hyperkyphosis Carries Similar Risks as Osteoporosis, Research Finds

By: Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D., C-IAYT (Read the full article at YogaUOnline.com.)

drawing showing the spine in forward head posture and hyperkyphosis
If you’re over 40, or spend a lot of time hunched over your cell phone or computer, chances are that your posture is starting to look increasingly like the person in the image above.

We all know that poor posture isn’t flattering. However, in reality, posture affects our health and well-being in numerous ways. And one particular posture problem has significant impact on our long-term health and wellbeing, and medical science is just starting to catch on to this fact.

Here is one of the posture problems you rarely hear about, but which is well worth paying attention to:

We are talking about forward head posture and it’s more advanced relative, hyperkyphosis. You may have heard of the new concept of ‘text neck’– which is essentially forward head posture, where our head is forward of the center.  In its more advanced stages, forward head posture may develop into hyperkyphosis.

And, hyperkyphosis, as we shall see, is the precursor of pretty much any age-related condition you don’t want to have.

Read the full article at YogaUOnline.com.

Developing a Daily Meditation Practice

“Over weeks and months of practice you will gradually learn to calm and center yourself using the breath. … listening deeply, you will find that mindfulness developed on the breath helps to connect with and quiet your whole body and mind.”

“After developing some calm and skills, and connecting with your breath, you can then extend awareness of all the foundations of mindfulness, fully opening to your body and mind. You will discover how awareness of your breath can serve as a steady basis for awareness in all you do.”

Read Jack Kornfield’s artivcle on how to make meditation and awareness into your daily routine.