Today, I'll discuss how an asymmetrical neck and shoulder can affect the appearance of an asymmetrical face and ways to address it. Let's start by exploring why this is important.
#1 Stop Doing Bad Body Posture
Let's focus on improving our body posture and habits. Avoid constantly crossing your legs, but if you must, alternate every 10 minutes. Vary your sleeping positions, with back sleeping being ideal. Aim for a balanced 50-50 weight distribution on your sit bones and maintain straight spine and neck alignment while sitting or standing. Practice proper tongue posture by aligning it with a straight line from the personal area to the middle of the body. These habits will help improve both body and tongue posture.
#2 Neck Stretched Exercise
This is my favorite stretch that I do often. When walking and stopped at a red light, I secretly stretch my neck by tilting my head at a 45-degree angle while tucking my chin in. I focus on the side that feels tighter, but ideally, you should do both sides, but be careful not to strain your neck. I learned this stretch from a Facebook instructor and do it for about 10 seconds before slowly returning to a neutral position. If you have neck pain, avoid doing this stretch.
#3 45 Degree Neck Stretched
For exercise number three, try the 45-degree stretch but only if you don't have neck pain. Look up for the 30-degree stretch and feel the stretch in the Sternocleidomastoid muscle. Before starting, determine which side of your neck is stronger. Look in the mirror and check which side is higher or lower when you relax your face. Begin by doing the stretch on the stronger side three times and on the tighter side twice. When doing the stretch, make sure to relax your forehead and stick out your tongue while attempting to touch your nose. Repeat the process for both sides. Lastly, stretch the back of your neck.
In conclusion, by focusing on improving our body posture and habits, we can improve both body and tongue posture. Remember to avoid crossing your legs or vary your sleeping positions, aim for a balanced weight distribution, and maintain straight spine and neck alignment. Additionally, try out the neck stretched exercises such as the 45-degree stretch and the secret stretch for 10 seconds, but avoid doing them if you have neck pain. Practice these stretches to help relax and stretch your muscles, and don't forget to stretch the back of your neck as well.