• When your practicing yoga your head should always be in line with your spine, this creates good posture. All yoga poses are basically good for stretching your neck, if done correctly.
  • Most people train their bodies to slump forward when they're typing on their computer or working at their desks. The key to changing your alignment is to stretch the muscles of the chest, increase the flexibility of the thoracic spine and ribs, and strengthen and shorten the muscles of the back. Its not just the head/neck, its really your whole alignment. Supported backbends stretch the pectoralis major, so they’re an excellent way to open the chest. They also increase the mobility in the stiffest part of the spine – the thoracic. To strengthen and shorten the muscles that support the midback, practice Salabhasana (Locust Pose) and Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose). Both are effective strengtheners for the long muscles that run parallel to the spine along with the muscles that help support and position the shoulder blades.

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