Do you want to keep your neck looking trim, taut and terrific? These exercises will help to prevent the development of a double chin, tighten up loose skin on the neck and assists in toning the neck muscles.

 

For all of these exercises you can either sit on the floor or sit on a chair.  Try to sit as upright as you can.  If sitting on the floor, you can put a folded blanket or cushion under your buttocks and sit forward towards the edge of the blanket, to allow your pelvis to tip forward.  This will assist you to sit upright.

 

When you tilt your head up, don't tilt it too far back.  Any discomfort should be avoided, and you must ensure you continue to breathe.  If your breath is not smooth and comfortable, bring your head forwards a little, bringing your chin more towards a position that is level with the floor.

 

Exercise 1:

Tilt your head back to look up at the ceiling. Keep your lips closed and start a chewing movement. You will be able to feel the muscles in your neck and throat working. Stay in this position for a count of 20 breaths. Bring your head back to level and take a few deep breaths, filling your lungs completely, then emptying them fully. Repeat 10 times.

Exercise 2:

Keeping your head level with the floor and keeping your lips closed gently and relaxed, drop your jaw, then push the lower jaw forward. Stay in this position for a count of 10 breaths. Release your jaw and relax. Repeat 5 times.

Exercise 3:

Tilt your head back to look up towards the ceiling. Keep your lips closed gently and relaxed, then open your mouth to stick your tongue out as if you are trying to touch your chin. Keep your tongue out for a count of 10 breaths, then relax, retract your tongue, bring your head back to level and take a few deep breaths. Repeat 5 times.

Exercise 4:

Tilt your head back to look up at the ceiling. Keep your lips closed gently, then bring your lips into a kiss and stretch your lips forward towards the ceiling. Keep your lips puckered for a count of 10 breaths, then relax, bring your head back to level and take a few deep breaths. Repeat 5 times.

Exercise 5:

Tilt your head back to look up at the ceiling. Have your lips closed gently and relaxed. Move your lower lip over your top lip as far as possible and stay for a count of 5 breaths. Relax, bring your lips back to the gentle closed position, your head back to level and take a few deep breaths. Repeat 5 times.

Exercise 6:

This exercise is a little more stenuous, do not attempt if it causes any pain or strain in your neck.

Lie down on a bed or (armless!) sofa, with your head hanging down over one edge. Slowly bring your head up towards your chest and stay there for a count of 10. Relax and lower your head back down towards the floor. Repeat 5 times.

 

I've had several people ask for audio of this content as it would be easier to follow than trying to read while doing the exercises and I am in the process of putting this together, along with images.  If you are interested in a copy please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I will let you know as soon as it is available.  

The video will have quite a bit more content than the above exercises.