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Why Such a Tense Neck?

Posted by Mark Claireux As an Alexander Technique practitioner in Brighton  we are trained to encourage our pupils to free their necks as poor posture can be traced to over tense neck muscles triggered by stress and emotional problems. Also a twisted posture can put a strain on the spine, restricting movements and breathing. However do we ask enough why they're tense in the first place? During Alexander lessons I never really understood an expression we use: 'Let your neck be free'.  I knew I wasn't actively tensing my neck. Oh yes I'm ...

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