3 Ways to Counteract Text Neck with Yoga

By
Beverly Davis-Baird MA, C-IAYT
This supported yoga backbend is a great pose for countering the negative effects of text neck.

You may already know how cell phones affect your posture, causing pain—a phenomenon called “text neck.” But did you know that cell phone usage can also change our anatomy? USA Today reported on an Australian study in which researchers examined hundreds of X-rays of adults ages 18 to 30. They observed that about half had bone growths at the back of their heads that resembled “horns.” The researchers attributed the growths to excessive rounding of the upper back that typically occurs with cell phone usage.

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