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Postures to read books perfectly

27For us, who love books, can start, read and finish one just anytime and anywhere without realizing that the experience could have been enhanced by the correct posture of sitting. Yes, a correct posture of sitting while reading a book can actually enhance your concentration leading to an active mind. This will in turn make the book read more interesting. Here is a list of ‘easy-to-follow’ postures that should be kept in mind while reading that exciting and intriguing book:1. Sitting with the right leg heightWhen you are sitting on a chair to read that intriguing chapter of your book, make sure that your legs are placed correctly or else you can have a painful end! It is important that the blood circulation to your legs continues, thus make sure that the edge of your chair does not stop the blood supply in to your legs. Your thighs should be parallel to the floor when your lower legs are perpendicular to the floor.2. Support your feetIf you want to be seated in a relaxing posture, give your feet a platform to lift up. The more cushion you provide to your feet, more relaxed you will feel. And probably your mind will read better those intrinsic details of a scene.3. Back your backWhile you are sitting, a proper back support is a must. Hunching forward can surely lead to neck and back pain leading to reducing your focus, concentration and the amount of time you can read. So, if you want to continue that awesome book you are reading, please take care of your back.4. Spine chillingYou should always keep your spine in a neutral position. This can be easily done by sitting straight up in your chair with your tailbone snug against the chair’s back and keeping your feet flat on the floor. slouching your shoulders orlowering your face to read should be avoided as the head weighs quite a bit and can cause some pain in the spine.5. Eye ContactIt is advisable to bring the book up to meet the level of your eyes, which will help in keeping your back straight. You can support your elbows with few pillows.6. BreaksWe need breaks from everything. Even while reading, try to give yourself a little break. Try to take a small walk, prepare some coffee or eatries or shake a leg, just anything that gives your body a break from sitting in one posture for a long period. This will also enhance your concentration as well as the curiosity to back to the story will be intact – making the read a more pleasurable one.-TNN