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The Yoga Pro Podcast

Sep 1, 2021

Have you thought about your posture and how it can affect your self-confidence?  In this episode of The Yoga Pro Podcast, Pamela Crane investigates research into the possible correlation between poor posture and a lack of confidence, and how some yoga asanas can be helpful.

Pamela is a certified yoga therapist (MS Yoga Therapy, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, YACEP ) who loves coaching heart-centered entrepreneurs who suffer from imposter syndrome. She has presented stress management seminars at the US Department of Health and Human Services, the US Department of Education, and the USPS headquarters to name a few; and has presented nationally and internationally at symposiums and conferences for yoga and integrative medicine



- Research suggests that spinal posture is associated with psychological features

- Forward head posture vs forward shoulders

- Corrective exercises for improving posture and psychological health

- How people’s confidence was higher when they sat tall with their chest out rather than slouched.

-How standing instilled more confidence than lying down

-Reduced amount of thinking time and suggested feeling of helplessness when slumping

-Why confidence or doubt that emerges from poor posture can magnify what is already going on in the mind

- Dominant versus non-dominant hand’s affect on posture

- Hatha Yoga resulted in statistically significant reductions in hyperkyphosis 

- Postures I would recommend for building confidence


            -Supported fish

            -Warrior with cactus arms

            -Any variation of wheel (supported or freestanding)

            -Lion’s breath


Connect with Pamela:


Clubhouse:  @pamelacrane


Relationship of self-esteem with forward head posture and round shoulder

Body posture effects on self-evaluation: A self-validation approach

Yoga decreases kyphosis in senior women and men with adult onset hyperkyphosis: results of a randomized controlled trial

Music:  The State of Things (The Bouncy Song) by Rena Wren is used with permission.