The Yoga Move to Ease “Text Neck”
In this digital age, everyone lives by their digital devices. In fact, you may even be reading this off your phone right now! There’s no shame in it, but staring down at your phone all day can really affect your posture and give you a tight neck, or what some are calling, “text neck.”
I found a yoga move on Byrdie called the fish pose which is supposed to help counteract these effects and had to share.
It’s also known as matsyasana and is a move that is meant to strengthen your back, open your chest, and stretch the abdomen.
Here are the simple steps:
1. Lie on your back, legs together, feet flexed.
2. Make fists with your hands and bend your elbow. On an inhalation, press your elbows down into the ground, and lift your chest up high, so you can gently place the top of your head on the floor.
3. Place your palms down flat on the floor and squeeze your shoulder blades together to lift your chest even higher. You should feel a nice stretch in your neck and chest.
4. Point your toes, and breathe. Stay here for a few breaths, and then gently lower yourself back to the ground. Rest for a moment, and repeat.
Head over to Brydie to learn more!