Filed Under (General) by Rick Kaselj
In today’s video, I wanted to go through a simple forward head posture stretch.
Best Forward Head Posture Stretch – Improve Ugly FHP
CLICK HERE to watch the YouTube video.
I’ll get Chris to demonstrate.
Scalene Muscle Stretch
I wanted to highlight the 2 key things that people should keep in mind when doing the scalene muscle stretch.
#1 – Look for a light stretch
You will sit nice and upright and then drop your ear towards the shoulder. You are stretching the opposite side. You have to look for a light stretch. Do not overstretch as you might rip the muscle apart and irritate the tissue that can lead to pain.
#2 – Make sure that your shoulders will not move upwards
If you are sitting, hold on to something that you can grab like a chair or a plinth. You will drop your ear towards your shoulder to intensify the stretch. If you don’t anchor with your hand or shoulder, your shoulder will just move upwards and you can’t feel the stretch.
You can anchor with your hand, bring the shoulder down and hold that in the place with your muscles and then drop your ear towards the shoulder. This will enable you to get the most out of the stretch. Hold the stretch for 20 seconds and do it twice on each side.
This is a great stretch to help overcome your forward head posture especially targeting the scalene muscle.
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Rick Kaselj, MS