How To Reduce Neck Pain
We tense our necks, habitually.
The Alexander Technique teaches how to reduce neck tension; how to free your neck. Reducing neck tension, reduces neck pain.
How do you free your neck? The same way you free your bicep, or any other muscle. You do it all the time.
We are not as familiar with our neck muscles, but with practice we can release them, and control them.
Reducing Neck Tension
We can learn to let go of the muscles thereby reducing neck tension.
Heads, which can weigh ten or fifteen pounds, can put a lot of strain on our neck, especially if we habitually poke our neck forward. If the neck is poking forward (toward the computer screen for example), the muscles in the back of the neck are over-working all the time. You can reduce neck tension and neck pain by stopping the constant work of the neck muscles. The Alexander Technique will teach you skills, and then you do it yourself at home.
Alexander Technique Neck Pain Relief
Let your neck muscles free up, and let your head rotate slightly forward, and go up. Slightly, slowly, lower the tip of your nose while the crown of your head moves up.
Let your sit bones release down into the chair, in opposition to your head moving up. Neither slumping nor straining.
Reduce your neck tension again.
Let your head rotate forward, and go up.
You learn to reduce your neck tension, to reduce your neck pain.
Neck freedom becomes habitual.
Mark Josefsberg-Alexander Technique NYC