Hey, I hope you are having a great Wednesday.
Before I get you to today’s post, I wanted to remind you about the email that I sent out yesterday. In yesterday’s email, I talked about a new DVD that I am giving out and how you can grab your own copy for FREE. You can find out more about it here.
Now moving on to today’s post, I talked about a great stretch that you can do to correct forward head carriage.
Give this exercise a go and I’ll talk to you again later!
In this video, I wanted to go through the number 1 stretch for forward head carriage.
#1 Stretch for Forward Head Carriage
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I will get Alix to demonstrate it.
You are nice and tall, looking straight ahead and then you’ll drop your head to the side. You are looking for a light stretch on the opposite side. So key things to remember: you’re nice and tall, so you’re not rounded through your shoulder, you won’t feel much of the stretch if you round out and then just have the head move. The head is moving and you are dropping the head to the side, looking for a stretch in the opposite side. And when you drop your head to the side, the shoulders aren’t moving in any way.
Dropping the Ear to the Shoulders
When it comes to rounding out the shoulders, you are not getting much of the stretch doing that. Your head is nice and tall and then you will drop the head into the side. And you are looking for a light stretch. You will hold it for about 20 seconds and then you’ll go twice on each side. You can do this exercise standing. However, I find this exercise more effective if you do it in sitting position, that’s another option. So you can go through the stretch at work or while you are sitting and watching TV or playing on your phone.
So there you go, that is the number 1 stretch for forward head carriage.
Rick Kaselj, MS