What are the basic requirements for proper posture?

- Awareness of your own posture, plus awareness of good posture will lead to a conscious correction. Only with a realization of its importance followed by the effort to achieve correct posture for standing, sitting, and lying down, will you gradually replace your old poor and weak posture for a new strong you.
- Well conditioned flexible muscles and connective tissues – tendons and ligaments.
- Strong postural muscles. A "postural" muscle is one that is always working to maintain our posture. To repeat, some examples of postural muscles are the hamstrings, lumbar erectors (the muscles that hold your spine up), abdominals and the gluteus muscles.
- Postural muscles are built for endurance and when they get tired they tighten up.
- A balanced set of muscles on both sides of the spine, as well as front and back.