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Neck or upper back muscle help

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07/23/2021 - 2:33pm
Neck or upper back muscle help

Hi, is there a muscle in the neck or back that is the equivalent to the Gluteus Medius muscle? I read that engaging this butt muscle will help counter the piriformis muscle from trying to work. And so far it has worked. 
I am also having issues with my scalene muscles in my neck. They're trying to work when they should not and are causing issues. I am looking to figure out if a similar muscle up top needs to be engaged to stop this from happening. I hope this makes sense to someone. 

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52 min 14 sec ago
06/26/2016 - 10:33am

Greetings Wendy,

Congratulations on strengthening your glutes!

Muscles work in concert with each other for optimal function. The Gokhale Method focues on having length, strength, reshaping and moving.

In good neck posture, we want to engage the deep cervical flexors, especially longus colli. Worldwide, people carry loads on their heads; you could start with the Gokhale Head Cushion or a lighter wieght at home.

Lengthening and strengthening the deep abdominal and back muscles will also assist good neck posture.


Best to all,

Kathleen O'Donohue

Gokhale Method Teacher




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