I have tons of injuries and posture problems I have been trying to sort for years now but no luck yet.
I was trying to work on my inner corset but I cannot tell if I am getting this right or completely wrong, I would hate to do these for a while and find I have been working the wrong muscle so I thought it would be best to check on here. Here is the video I just uploaded, sorry the quality is not the best - https://youtu.be/qDSD8vUNXhE
I am hoping to see a gokhale teacher in the near future, but until then I still want to be working towards better posture.
In the video you can see I swap between relaxing and inner corset sometimes to show the difference. Basically I am not sure if I am getting it right. I don't feel much going on in there when I lift my arms up unless I really strain up and maybe even force it a little to get moving, I can then hold this position as you can see in the video. But probably not for long ( currently trying to do 1 min 20 times a day like Esther suggests.
I feel like when I do it I look very unnatural and like It puts my shoulders quite high towards my ears, also like it has a bigger distance between my hands and my body, as if I am 'showing off' my lats. Hopefully that makes sense.
I do try a little shoulder roll in the video, but as soon as i relax my shoulders they go straight back to where they were anyway. My right shoulder blade has always stuck out and I have never even got close to fixing this. However as you can see in the video, when doing this it does push my ribs back a bit to fill the gap between the scapular and rib, although still not fully.
Also When I do this I notice my lower back ( and maybe even the bottom of my mid back ) feels very tense. Not sure if that is supposed to happen, almost like doing the inner corset forces my pelvis to tilt anteriorly. My spine looks quite curved when I do this and I am guessing I am getting further away to the J spine. Holding the head in the correct position is difficult as well as I get a lot of twitching in the back of my neck ( but I get this all the time now regardless of what I do ) You can also see that when I try to engage the inner corset my ribs expand to the side near the bottom ( I try show this head on on camera) is this incorrect?
I realise I look very silly doing it so I know I probably have it wrong but any opinions would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks so much in advance
inner corset help and opinions