Proper Writing Ergonomics

Since when have we got into the habit of a misaligned sitting position? We start to sit in the chair and write for hours and that invites us to hunch. We need to have a device to hold our position in front of our body; in this case, we get used to leaning on the desk. If you get closer to the desk, along with head weight, the ribs jutting forward go down, and the back start to hunch. We assume we can’t help but to have our head moving forward, but is it avoidable? Yes, it is possible to prevent the habitual hunching position with some help of the device which holds our back in the correct position. Have a look at the picture below. By using your p!nto, it can help to properly hold your back and sides of the pelvis and thighs; this allows you keep the correct posture without leaning on the desk. Moreover, we also should look at the postural challenge in writing. When we lean on the desk, we need to write with the arms supporting our body from falling forward. This creates a posture with tensed shoulders, elbows and wrists. On the other hand, when we have the correct posture in our back, and keep ourselves in the correct position, we have better weight distribution. It allows for us to write comfortably without effort with relaxed elbows and wrists. How can the relative difficulty of writing be defined? Writing is difficult with poor posture and vice versa. The difficulty in our activities is defined by our posture. Poor posture challenges us when writing, and healthy posture makes writing easy. Writing will become much more effortless, when we keep ourselves in good posture. Activities become much easier and we can perform them better. The ideal posture is one that facilitates our activities without effort; it makes if possible to enjoy life.

No More Hunchbacks!
Raise your hands straight above your head until the palms are together and the elbows are close to your ears. Feel your torso stretch.
With your palms together, bend your elbows and lower your arms until your upper arms are parallel to floor so that your hands cross in front of your chest. Your torso should tilt back a little. Feel your hips and your back touch your p!nto as you do so.
Now extend your arms above your head and cradle your torso side to side.
Feel the p!nto supporting your alignments. Your p!nto supporting your alignment prevents you from falling into a hunchback position.
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