Below is a simple technique to help lengthen muscles that tightened as you lean forward at your computer or over the steering wheel.
Taming tech neck: After juggling holiday errands and events, I found myself back at the computer with a vengeance. Do you ever find yourself sitting there and suddenly realize how your shoulders and neck are screaming? So here’s a technique to help counter the forward thrust that many of us hold our heads and necks in, whether in front of the monitor or the steering wheel.
This is not a technique to do while driving! Try it out at a stoplight or right now at your desk.
- Place both palms on the flat area below your sternum.
- Press down gently as you slowly lift your chin. Hold for a few breaths. Give it at least 30 seconds to let your muscles melt.
- Next move your palms and press down gently on the left side, over your heart, as you pull your chin up and towards the right. Hold and breathe.
- Finally repeat the press on the right side as you pull your chin up and to the left. Keep breathing!
Another simple technique:
Head twist: Be gentle with yourself and hold your shoulders steady as you twist your head, leading with your chin to look over your right shoulder. Hold and breathe for a few seconds.
Gently release and twist to the other side. Hold and breathe.
Repeat 15 times minimum to get the most benefits.
Return to center, take a big breath and let your shoulders melt, knowing that you’ve done something great for your body. Little stretches throughout your day can make a big difference and keep you free from tech neck.
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