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We have to be honest — there is some major irony as we begin to write this blog post! Neck pain from spending so much time on our computers and/or phones is so common, especially in this world where we are constantly plugged in. We know the causes, the symptoms and the treatment, and yet as we sat down to jot down all of our tips and tricks to alleviate YOUR neck pain, we noticed something.
We are currently, literally, hunched over at the computer, elbows out the side, shoulders rounded forward and neck and head hanging heavy. We are inducing our OWN neck pain, as we tell you how to get rid of yours!
Some days, mindlessly, you will probably find yourself with horrible posture, furiously typing away. The practice comes in when we can check ourselves; when those small moments of awareness come in, and we can course correct.
Excuse us while we straighten our posture, bring our shoulders back and re-stack the head above the shoulders.
Much better. Anyways!
Before we get into the juicy stretches, we wanted to share some insight about the strain that bad posture can put on the body. As we work each and every day, every time we look down at our phones, our head leans more and more forward. The body compensates by flexing muscles in the upper body – think the neck, the shoulders and the back. The human head weighs 8-10 pounds, and for every inch the head leans forward, it gains an additional 10-12 pounds. Think of all that weight, that strain, on your neck!