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.
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About This Author
Ariel Kiley is an NYC-based yoga and meditation teacher, teacher trainer, published author, and IAYT certified Yoga Therapist. Ariel is spokesperson and program designer for Equinox Fitness Clubs Regeneration classes. She created the 2018 "Yoga Fundamentals" program on DailyBurn.com. She is a lead teacher trainer for the fitness therapy system Yoga Tune Up®. Ariel also is co-creator and co-director of the Dou Yoga 200-hour teacher training. Ariel has published numerous posts and articles on the topics of yoga, meditation and yoga therapy. Additionally she co-authored the book Smitten: The Way of the Brilliant Flirt about self-realization and dating (Chronicle 2013). She has been featured on Extra!TV, CNN, NY Daily News and has worked as yoga consultant to the TV show The Affair. Ariel specializes in stress reduction and Somatic Experiencing® trauma resolution.