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Neck traction -> towel, broomstick, maybe something else?

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09/07/2020 - 12:33am
Neck traction -> towel, broomstick, maybe something else?



I replied on a post on the gokhale forum about neck conditions but it was a post from a few years ago. The topic was about traction for the neck: Apparently it's possible to do this with a broomstick, but I can't really imagine how to do it. Are there any pictures or videos about this kind of form please?


And what do you think about the following traction methods:


1) Cervical traction with towel and rope: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8xRxSNZkBY


2) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNCqgALE6rc -> Esther usually says that this kind of device pulls your chin up, but on the video it looks like his chin is quite angled down ...


3) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzAaJv0qUI8 -> different kind of release but they are known around the world for their exercises


I really hope you could give a little bit of feedback.


Kind Regards,


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06/26/2016 - 10:33am

Greetings Björn,


Thank you for your inquiry. As a Gokhale Method Teacher, I will focus my answer on methods and teachings from our resources rather than external sources.

In Gokhale Exercise, 1-2-3 Move, Esther has demonstrated and taught a class on neck traction using a wooden pole. It is likely she will do one in the future.


1) Our website <gokhalemoments.com> includes over 30 videos. In the 'Gokhale Moments" video section<https://gokhalemethod.com/videos/gokhale_moment> , there are 3 specific to neck posture, lengthening, and strengthening.

Hair Pull <https://gokhalemethod.com/video/gokhale_moment_hair_pull>

Neck Shear <https://gokhalemethod.com/video/neck_shear>

Jaw Tension <https://gokhalemethod.com/video/gokhale_moment_jaw_tension>


2) On the "Shop" section, there is a page of recommended products. Four products for the neck are included here.



I hope you will join us in one of our many program offerings, whether Online, In Person, or Professional training.


Best to all,

Kathleen O'Donohue

Gokhale Method Teacher




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