When the body is confronted with unforeseeable trauma, such as the car accident I was in, it may be forced to stretch or twist in ways that aren’t a part of typical daily movement.  But with a regular yoga practice the range of motion in joints and muscles throughout the body is increased.  So if your head were to rapidly snap forward, bending the neck into deep flexion, the muscles need not tear to accommodate this motion.  In order to increase strength and flexibility in your own precious neck I recommend the Yoga Tune Up® When No Means Yes video posted below and on the 10 Minute Quick Fix video.  These are the types of stretches I perform on a daily basis.  Not only do they feel great, they will help prepare your neck to safely bend, twist and turn in all sorts of situations.