30 Days to

You are Part of the 30 Day Challenge!

For the next 30 days, we are going to work together to decrease what I call “cell phone neck”.  This is a forward-leaning head posture that is seen in the wild daily.

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 This tilted forward head posture is not our natural posture state, and can be corrected.

Before we go any further, I would like to address the difference between a dowager’s hump and forward leaning head posture (which will now be called cell phone neck).

A dowager’s hump is the result of osteoporosis. Oftentimes, it is an indicator of a fracture in the vertebra between the shoulder blades.

Cell phone neck can be identified as the forward-leaning head posture, but it can also be identified by the squishy tissue on top of the knobby bit of your neck. Take a second and reach behind you and tap the knobby bit of your neck. You might feel a little squish of fat and skin. This is a correctable problem. This is

Take a second and reach behind your head and tap the knobby bit of your neck. You might feel a little squish of fat and skin. This is the area of our focus.

Our Day 1 Assignment

Our day one assignment takes some guts.  Day one:  we take a picture of our forward leaning head and neck.

I know, right?

This does not have to be a fancy professional photo. You can simply hold your cell phone out to the side and take a picture as you stand. That’s what I did. I’ll paste the picture here.

 

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I’ve been doing the posture exercises and implementing the tips that I will be sharing with you for about two weeks, and I have seen a ton of improvement already.

 

 

You can certainly share these pictures on social media and @theyogadoer, but posting these pictures is totally voluntary.

You may find that you have an excessive cell phone or that you hardly have any at all. Regardless of how much you need to improve your posture, the next 30 days will help you to change your posture for the positive, build muscles to support your head and neck, and implement healthier habits when it comes to using technology.

 

 

I will see you all here tomorrow with instructions on your first posture improving exercise.

Please feel free to reach out to me on any of the social media listed below, and you are always welcome to leave comments in the comment section below.

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