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The Text Neck……A new age pseudonym for your neck

This is not only a unique tag for your neck but also one of the key reasons for propelling your spinal degeneration. All the complaints of head ache, dizziness, tingling sensations and numbness in your limbs, migraine, blurred vision, breathing discomfort, cervical spondylosis, tight shoulders etc. can be contributed to this lifestyle induced affliction. Text Neck is defined as an ‘Overuse Syndrome’ which is a resultant consequence of excessive usage of one’s shoulder and neck. When one bends over or slouches over a variety of different hand held devices like laptop, phone, iPad etc., they assume a wrong posture, and that too for hours, days and years altogether. This, in turn, strains the spine especially the cervical spine and the lumbar spine, as they are more flexible in nature compared to the rest of the spine. Further, the chest (pectoralis major and minor) is shortened, the upper back is lengthened causing the postural imbalance and thereby, reduced lung capacity, misaligned spine and host of lifestyle diseases. As, reaching this stage, has taken years of misaligned stance, restoring it back to its original self will take a long while too. A simple ‘Tuck’ during the day and keeping the screen of your device parallel to your eyes should start off this process of regeneration and bring back the lost youthfulness of your spine and a relief from lot of aforementioned common. So, go ahead, practice this simple technique as embedded in the video and be healthy, hearty, flexible and …… stand tall forever. Checkout my Yoga Videos on YouTube (Shammi's Yogalaya)

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Shammi Gupta, founder of Shammi’s Yogalaya holds an MA in Yoga Shastra, is a certified Yogic Therapist and Naturopath, has completed an Advanced Yoga Course and holds a Diploma in Yoga Education from Mumbai University. She is a certified trainer from American College of Sports Medicine and holds an MBA in HR & MBA in Finance from The University of Akron, Ohio, USA. She conducts Health Awareness Workshops for Corporate, Yogasana Workshops for Athletes and Yoga Therapy Workshops on different medical issues for patients. Among the celebrities Shammi trains are eminent personalities from the film and television industry and corporate world.

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