Plenty of us are stuck looking down on the ground and our phones or computers. When this is your “normal” posture you will start having neck, shoulder and even back problems. Also the muscle on the back of your neck that holds your head up will atrophy and become weak.

We don’t spend enough time looking up and see things around us. This was essential during the primal stages where we needed to look up to look for food and predators.

Heres some basic exercises you can do to help strengthen your posterior chain to promote better posture and strengthen your neck.

1) Periscope (Tummy Time) 2) Sphinx

These two positions are the first steps of movement patterns we learn as an infant, which we lose as we get older.

1) Periscope (Tummy Time)

Lay on your belly with your arms on your side and chin on the floor. If you have an upper cross syndrome (Neck Pushed forward) put a mat or something to elevate you chest a little.

This will put you in the natural position you should be in.

In this position relax the entire body from toes to your head and breath deeply through your back.

After a few breaths pick your head up and look around. Once you start feeling fatigue relax and reset then repeat.

Do not go into fatigue.