You Thought You Knew How to Stand

All these years you thought you were standing correctly. After all, it’s something we learn as children and use every day. But, unfortunately, standing doesn’t come with instructions. It’s like shooting a basketball. There are several ways to get the ball through the hoop, but when you do it the right way your chances of making the basket are much better.

When you stand and walk the right way, your chances of suffering from back issues is reduced.


  • Toes up
  • Feet Straight
  • Shift body weight back
  • Relax back and buttock
  • Reflexively engage lower abs to control falling backwards
  • Shoulder blades back and down
  • Tuck chin back

This might feel unnatural at first, but with practice you’ll notice that you do it easily and can then integrate the posture into how you walk.

Practice this standing posture frequently throughout your day.