Does your neck sore? Is it stiff, painful, and lack flexibility and strength?
Have you had numerous visits to therapists and doctors to re-align, ease pain, and release your neck so you can turn it?
Do neck muscle cramps ‘grab’ you and grip your neck with sudden pain?
Maybe your neck aches due to a traffic accident, sport, a fall, osteoporosis, playing video games, or sitting too long.
Does your head lead you body when you walk? Check this when you walk to notice which is leading physically, your head or your feet. If your head leads you (this is common in our society), your body is out of balance. Your body is being physically and mentally compromised.
Qigong Turtle Neck exercise is easy and it works every time.
To do this drop your shoulders, stretch your chin up and push head slightly backwards. Keep your chin out as you bring your head forward then down so the chin rests on the sternum (breast bone). Complete a circle as you keep chin tucked in and bring your head back to face forward, relax chin into natural position. Do this six times slowly and gently. Do as often as you want as it is a great preventative for neck problems be it osteoporosis, tiredness, pain, stiffness, flexibility, and to bring strength into the fragile bones.
Sudden neck cramps cause, not only pain, but other negative results depending on when it comes. ie. while driving, racing to get work completed, when you bend your head to look downwards, playing sport, or on the phone.
When a cramp happens quick action will release the cramp and get the flow of fluid and energy back into you head.
You can release the cramp quickly and easily.
Massage with the pads of your fingers on acupoints on the back of your neck. The two points are an equal distance from the centre of your neck and the base of your ears. They are each side of the ropey neck muscle where the base of your head meets the top of your neck.
I have used these two practices to remove problems and act as a preventative for many years. Now I use them mainly when I spend time at the computer, iPad, phone, and driving. I call these easy practices “My no.1 neck fixers”. My favourite is the Qigong Turtle Neck. It may look a bit odd when I do it, yet it works wonders for me and my neck.