Neck and Shoulders

Neck and Shoulders

Do you live your life in your neck and shoulders?

 

If you do hold a lot of stress in your neck and shoulders, then this blog post, with a very short video explaining how to give your Trapezius muscles a bit of relief, is just for you.

Feel free to share with your friends, family and co-workers.  They might appreciate a little relief at their desk tomorrow!

So what exactly, and where exactly, are the Trapezius muscles? We felt we needed to throw an image in here to explain this one.
Neck and Shoulders
Believe it or not, your Traps are quiet large, and this explains why you literally might sometimes feel like you are carrying the weight of the world on your neck and shoulders. They are a pair of large triangular muscles extending over the back of the neck and shoulders and responsible for moving the head and shoulder blades.

So how do you know if you are one of those people who lives in your neck and shoulders?

Picture this … it’s Friday on a Bank Holiday weekend and your boss just lets you know that you are going to have to work all weekend.. and straight through next week. Where do you first feel tension?

Most likely you will feel it in your neck and shoulders. If this is the case, then it is time to do a little work in   releasing and relaxing these large muscles. Learning how to do this is a piece of cake lipitor medication.
The first thing you need to do is just acknowledge your Traps are overworked. Being aware is a great start – no need to address it, or even try to fix it straight away. Just acknowledge that you know it is an issue you should tend to.

Now we can talk about a few ways to try to give those Traps a break.

Try to refrain from making short repetitive movements with your shoulders – nobody likes shoulders for earrings, so keep those ears away from your shoulders.

If you are telling a story, are you speaking with your hands and shoulders? Try to use those movements less, or in a different way.

Avoid short, sharp, jerking movements. You might feel like these movements help release the tightness in your muscles, but it is just adding to the issue.

So, now that you have an idea of the area we have been working on for the last two weeks at the studio, why not do a little release and relaxing of your Traps at home right now and ready yourself for the week ahead?

Click on the link underneath the image below for a very short effective exercise to help you release and relax those Traps!

See you at the studio!

Sara x

PS – last call for the Darkness into Light walk this Saturday (May 7th) at Leisureland. We will be giving out the t-shirts at the studio later this week and are really looking forward to seeing you all there!

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