Hunched over at the Loom?

Hey Maker!

Is your back killing you? Its time for a posture check! Is your posture more like image 1 or 2 ? Be honest and let me know below  #nojudgement

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There is so much happening with Jillian’s posture in Photo 1. Do you see it? Her shoulders are rounding in. Her neck is jutting forward. Her pelvis is rounding under. Doing these actions for extended periods of time can cause unnecessary strain on your body. Ouch! You deserve to feel great. .

Noticing your posture in the studio is the first step to creating better habits when it comes to studio ergonomics. If your studio practice requires you to sit in a chair for long hours, either at the loom, bench, or computer, then it is important to sit well: Sit toward the front of your chair and position your knees in line with your hips. Adjust the height of your chair so your thighs are parallel to the floor. Then sit up tall, keep your chin level, keep the back of your neck long, and relax your shoulders. Even though good seated posture is important, remember that sitting for long periods of time without breaks can result in pain and discomfort in your back, neck, and shoulders.

Remember that making small adjustments can help you create more sustainable patterns in the long run.

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