Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night with a shooting pain in your neck that soon became a throbbing headache and taken your prescribed muscle relaxant or pain killers so you could go back to sleep?
If your answer is "Yes", you are not alone.
What we perceive as headaches are actually symptoms of muscle fatigue from holding the head upright. Often, pain from these stressed postural muscles is referred to other sites, for example, from the neck to behind the eyes.
In people who have rounded shoulders, a strong curve in the upper back, and a tendency to hold the head forward. The more forward the head position, the more the muscles have to hold. Chronically overworked, the muscles become fatigued and go into spasm. Fortunately, there is solution we need to stretch the "headache muscles" to bring relief. We should retrain the upper back to extend, the chest to open, the shoulders to roll back and down, and the head to rest on the midline. A unique yoga practice which focuses on alignment will help you to practice those movements.
If you are keen to learn how to master stretches to reduce the re-occurrence of your shooting headaches with my special yoga sequence, feel free to book your appointment with me at 0450 282 452.
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