Many of us complain about chronic neck and shoulder pain, but aren’t willing to do the daily work to make the postural adjustments to correct the problem.

So today I want to share some basic – yet shocking – truths with you in the hopes that it’ll convince you to make the effort for your body’s sake.

First – your head weighs roughly between 10-12 lbs.

Second – for every inch your head comes forward, add an additional 10 lbs of weight.

That means if your posture looks like this:

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Then you’re adding anywhere from 10 to 40 lbs of extra load on the muscles of your neck and shoulders to stabilize and hold the head.

If I had to carry that much unaligned weight around, I’d be tense too.

In this video, I’ll share with you how to check if your neck and head are correctly aligned, so that you can start to adjust your posture throughout the day.

Please note that all yoga practices are presented to the best of my knowledge; you are fully responsible for determining if the practice is right for you. By watching this video, you agree to take full responsibility for yourself and your wellbeing.