I'm working my way thorugh the book- so helpful.
I'm trying to go gently, but each time I work on it I end up with a severe ache right across my upper back- shoulders and neck. I can't seem to get passed this, no matter how consistent I am with stretching and massages.
I have pretty bad forward head posture and slumped shoulders, and work at a desk job. I also suffer anxiety and chronic fatigue syndrome, and I think the stress hormones from those conditions have worsened the tension in my neck and shoulders. I also have EDS, which I know can affect joint tissues. When I roll my shoulders I have a large amount of 'cracking' sounds through my shoulders, and when therapist give a massage they can feel lots of 'gritty' bumps.
I'm using a massage ball to loosen up those muscles which seems to be helping a little. I've also had some myotherapy massages.
I will keep progressing with the exercises slowly and gently, as well as supporting my health more generally to reduce stress and inflammation.
Does anyone have any other tips to loosen up the neck and shoulders and improve posture using the exercises, and to get past associated muscle pain?