L8: EASY SEATED POSTURE Teaching points

Lesson instructions:

Read the exercise instructions 
Watch the video
Read key teaching phrases and contraindications

Key teaching phrases 

  • “Lengthen the back of your neck.” 
  • “Lift your sternum as you elongate your spine.” 
  • “Balance evenly on your left and right sitting bones.” 
  • “Look straight ahead with your shoulders relaxed.” 
  • “Focus on your breath.” 


  • Hip or knee injuries / replacements 
  • Acute lower back pain, particularly disc bulges / herniations 
  • Previous lower lumbar fusion surgery32 
  • Pain during or after the exercise 
  • Limited hip flexion or an inability to maintain a natural lumbar curve in the seated position33 

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