OH boy, now this speaks to me big time. I talk about it all the time in class. But I still see students holding onto their heads, tensing their necks and not releasing in downdog and forward folds. And not to be outdone, I catch myself doing it as well and need to remind myself at least once during every practice to "let go" of my head. To feel the weight of my head as it hangs and gently lengthens my spine.
What I like about this posting (I LOVE this blog and this teacher, Eve Johnson, and it doesn't hurt that she's a fellow Canuck) is that she takes us step by step through the process, reminding us that it all takes time. It is a process. Click on the link below and read the posting.
Five-Minute Yoga Challenge: hang your head to free your neck. — Five-Minute Yoga
Namaste and Release that Head to free your neck!