Therapy Toolkit- Day 2

Gayatri Aptekar
2 min readApr 23, 2021

Before you begin reading today’s post, I want you to pause and pay attention to how you are sitting. Gently become aware of your spine, shoulders and neck. And what did you become aware of?

For years I had a poor posture. I remember my grandmother telling me to sit straight, however I always sat with a rounded back. I never noticed any issue in sitting like that. However, years of poor posture led to improper breathing and also influenced my thought process.

And I became aware of this only when I started learning psychology.

When we develop a poor posture, we are unable to breathe fully and take in more oxygen. This could lead to fatigue, mood swings and affects the body balance.

There was a study where scientists put one group of individuals in a slumped position and the other group in an upright one. Over a period of time the ones who sat straight felt greater emotionally than the ones who sat in the poor posture.

Photo by Jason Strull on Unsplash

Day 2 of the Therapy Toolkit is about improving your posture.

And here are two videos that might help you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyRQbwtESBc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqcOCBb4arc

We are working from home and many of us may not have access to a proper desk or chair. This may lead to a poor posture. Bring in the awareness and gently shift in the way you sit. And notice how it puts you in a better emotional state.

Do try and share your feedback.

Wishing you more awareness.

Love & Light,

Gayatri Aptekar

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Gayatri Aptekar

Therapist, Emotional Wholeness Coach & Mental Space Psychologist coaching people to Rewrite their Life Stories.