The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Unhunched: Discover Wellness Through Posture by Aesha Tahir

Unhunched: Discover Wellness Through Posture by Aesha Tahir

In the digital age, technology has become a constant in our daily lives, but this convenience comes at what cost? Our modern work culture’s obsession with efficiency and multitasking is reducing the awareness of our bodies. We are forgetting the long-term implications of sitting hunched over our desks for extended periods. The posture we practice at work becomes the new normal for our bodies.

In Unhunched, movement specialist Aesha Tahir reveals how our distorted posture is leading to physical pain, dysfunctional breathing, amplified work stress, and low emotional health. In fact, hunched over posture shortens our life expectancy. You’ll find many practical posture tips to let you step into greatness and empower you beyond a pain-free life.

Aesha’s BRACE (breath, relaxation, activity, corrective exercise) posture model delves into cutting-edge science and interviews with experts to explain why our posture matters. Drawing from her clients’ life stories, she provides a framework for achieving better health through our natural posture. This book offers creative and practical solutions on:
How to diagnose your posture anomalies
Discovering your natural pain-free posture
Simple guidelines for improving posture, reducing stress, and integrating movement into your workday
Breathing techniques to align your spine
Easy-to-follow exercises to correct hunched-over posture
Whether you’re an office worker, an athlete, or just someone looking to lead a healthier life, Unhunched is a must-read that will inspire you to step into your greatness and empower you beyond a pain-free life.

Show Notes
About The Guest(s):

Aisha Tahir is an award-winning author, keynote speaker, corporate trainer, and columnist. She is a movement specialist who has helped over 500 clients find pain-free living. Her book, “Unhunched: Discover Wellness Through Posture,” provides a complete 15-minute-a-day program to address muscle imbalances and postural issues.


Aisha Tahir joins Chris Voss to discuss the importance of posture and its impact on physical and mental health. Aisha shares her personal journey of overcoming lower back pain and sciatica through improving her posture. She explains how our modern lifestyle, including the use of technological devices, has led to poor posture and increased health issues. Aisha provides insights into the history of posture, the significance of proper alignment, and the exercises and habits that can help improve posture and overall well-being.

Key Takeaways:

Poor posture can lead to muscle imbalances, pain, and reduced mobility.

Sitting for extended periods can have detrimental effects on posture and overall health.

Incorporating movement breaks and changing positions frequently can mitigate the adverse effects of prolonged sitting.

Breathing patterns are affected by posture, and proper breathing can improve overall well-being.

Building small habits and incorporating exercises can help improve posture and enhance physical and emotional health.


“Posture signifies how we position our bodies and should place the least amount of strain on our muscles and ligaments.” – Aisha Tahir

“Our increased reliance on technology is significantly influencing our posture, movement habits, and overall well-being.” – Aisha Tahir

“Longevity is related to posture, and small changes in how we hold ourselves and move can add up over time.” – Aisha Tahir

“Our body adapts to the type of work we do, the hobbies we enjoy, and the injuries we have suffered over our lifetime.” – Aisha Tahir

“Finding your natural posture can help you live a longer and fully functional life.” – Aisha Tahir