Free your neck and shoulders! Exercise 2

The busy person’s quick guide to free your neck and shoulder from stiffness and pain – Exercise 2

Take action to release your shoulder and neck pain by finding the sources of the problem. A neighborhood area to the pain, is very often contributing to the problem.

Try one, a few or all of these SIX exercises to figure out which one helps! The goals is to deeply release your neck and shoulder stiffness. 5 MORE EXERCISES IN SEPARATE BLOG POSTS.

2. Eye refreshing

Our eyes work non-stop … using them for long periods of time, such as reading a computer screen, means having them work in short focus mode. This is very similar to our short focus or tunnel vision. This action activates when we are under body protection or mental stress … your stress level amps up, which means that all the muscles that are linked to your eye information also amp up their tension.

The muscles that are linked to your eye information are your deep neck muscles. They process eye information for your immediate good balance reactions, but can become strained!

– Rub your palms to warm them up and then rest them softly in front of your eyes. Use your hands to build a closed tent for each eye. Keep your eye lids closed and notice how it feels to have zero activity for the eyes and just feel the invitation to relax the eye muscles with the warmth of you hands.

– Lie down and put a cool rice pillow onto your closed eyes … feel and release the eye balls sinking backwards. This will relax the deep nervous system related to your eyes and inner body. In sitting, you can very softly place your round finger cups as a group onto each closed eye lid and let the eyeball sink backward.

– Lie down comfortably and perform some eye tracking tasks that reset your eye/balance system:
softly focus your eyes onto the ceiling on a point that is straight ahead of you, now keep your eyes still by looking always at that point while you gently turn your head section by section all the way to the right (if you feel pain/strong tightness on the way, accept the restriction and slowly reverse your direction turning back again to start), then making sure your eyes did not move but are still looking to the ceiling point and slowly turn back to the resting position. Now do the same for the other side.

Disclaimer: This blog is for informational purpose. You should consult with your healthcare provider whether these activities are appropriate for you.

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