When we are stressed, we often get into the habit of jutting our chins forward, particularly in the car or when sitting at a  computer.

Because the head is so heavy, as soon as it is out of alignment with the spine, it puts extra stress on the neck muscles.

To counteract this, try this exercise:

Sit tall on a chair against a wall, so that your back and head are both against the wall. Press the underside of your tongue to the roof of your mouth (which unlocks the muscles at the front of the neck) and slowly draw your chin towards your chest, using just the muscles at the back of the neck.

It’s a subtle exercise and needs to be done slowly.

Source: Woman and Home magazine

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