Posture is not about holding a static position and sitting up straight.

Although we tend to think of posture and movement as distinct entities, posture in fact consists of constant subtle movement. Subtle movement and variation helpsĀ maintain comfort, balance, and preparation for whatever movement comes next. The better you move, the better you can just sit and relax.

Here are some articles on posture, several of which challenge some common myths, including that static posture is a major cause of pain, or that it requires sucking things in, pinching things back, or holding different body parts in place.

Does Bad Posture Cause Back Pain?

Five Misconceptions about Posture

Back Pain Myths: Posture, Core Strength, MRIS

Three Essential Elements of Good Posture

Posture and Mood: A Two Way Street

Does Sitting Shorten the Hip Flexors?

Is a Standing Desk a Good Idea?

Posture and Pain Tolerance

Does Anterior Pelvic Tilt Cause Back Pain

Dem Bones: Skeletal Structure and Function