Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Balloon on your head?



Did you know there’s something you can do right now, that will instantly make you look thinner, younger, and more confident?
I’m talking about perfecting your posture.
You may not even realize it… but the way you carry yourself could be adding several years (and pounds) to your appearance.
So today, I’m going to show you a few red-carpet-approved “posture tricks” that can help you transform your look in seconds flat. 
By the way, these are the same tricks my celebrity clients use to look beautiful and body-confident on the red carpet…
But you can use them to feel those same effects anywhere you go:
1) Pretend a balloon is tied to the top of your head.
Imagine a balloon on a string is attached to the crown of your head, lifting your head up toward the sky.
Keep this visual in mind any time you feel yourself slouching… it will automatically trick your body into standing up straight.
I know it sounds simple, but this mental trick is a fantastic way to keep your head from hanging over your shoulders — and when you do, you’ll instantly appear taller and more confident.
2) Get a free adjustment... from your wall!
  1. Stand with your head, back, and shoulder blades touching the wall and your heels 6 inches from the baseboard. 
  2. Place your hand behind your lower back. If there is not enough space for your hand, arch your back slightly so your hand fits.
  3. If there is more than enough space for your hand, tighten your stomach to flatten the curve of your back. 
  4. Walk away from the wall while holding this posture, and return to the wall if you need to readjust.1
Repeat these steps throughout the day to reset your posture and get that powerful “red carpet stance.” (After enough practice, you won’t even need to use the wall.)
3) Roll away your rounded shoulders.
Put your arms at your sides. Inhale deeply, then roll your shoulders up toward your ears.
As you exhale, slowly roll your shoulders down and back, pressing your shoulder blades together. Repeat 5 to 10 times.
This is a great way to train your shoulders not to cave in. With your chest open and shoulders back, you appear taller and leaner (and avoid that dreaded hunch).
4) Take the pressure off… starting with your feet.
  1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart.
  2. Instead of pressing your weight into your heels or ankles (which can cause you to hunch your back), distribute all of your weight onto your entire foot. 
  3. You should feel an even amount of pressure on your toes, heels, and the balls of your feet. 
  4. If you feel too much pressure on one of these areas, bend your knees slightly and readjust your weight.
Use this trick if you’ve been standing for an extended period of time — you’ll notice yourself standing taller, and the upper half of your body will instantly look thinner.
(And if you’re like me and spend a LOT of time on your feet, I think you'll find this especially helpful!)
Oh, and by the way, your appearance isn’t the only thing that will benefit from this Hollywood “power posture” — it can also lead to happier thoughts.
You see, research shows that when you stand up straight, you’re more likely to think positively than when you slouch… which isn’t surprising when you consider how self-assured it makes you feel! 
So — whether your goal is to look younger, thinner, or to simply feel more confident — I hope you'll use these celebrity-approved tricks the next time you need an instant pick-me-up. 
Believe me, when it comes to your appearance, a small adjustment can go a LONG way.
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Your Beverly Hills MD,

Dr. Payman Danielpour

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