In today’s video, I wanted to go through a simple forward head posture stretch.
Best Forward Head Posture Stretch – Improve Ugly FHP
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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
Sit upright and then drop your ear towards the shoulder, stretching the opposite side of your neck. Look for a light stretch. Do not overstretch as you might tear the muscle and irritate the tissue, leading to pain.
#2 – Make sure that your shoulders do not move upwards
If you are sitting, hold onto something like a chair or a plinth. Drop your ear towards your shoulder to intensify the stretch. If you don’t anchor with your hand or shoulder, your shoulder will move upwards and you won’t be able to feel the stretch.
You can anchor with your hand to bring the shoulder down. Hold that in place with your muscles and then drop your ear towards your 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.
Rick Kaselj, MS
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