Exercises for
Postural Kyphosis & Forward Head Posture

These exercises allow you to release and regain control of the muscles in your abdomen, chest, and neck.

When practiced daily, the exercises will release chronic muscle tension in your abdomen, chest, and neck,
allowing you to sit and stand up straight easily and without effort.

Please do the exercises extremely slowly and gently, as instructed,
and do not do them if you feel pain or discomfort.

These exercises retrain your nervous system, and in order for them to be effective,
you must do them exactly as instructed. You must do the Standing Awareness exercise before and after the movements
(this integrates the changes you’ve made), and you must do the movements as slowly as you possibly can.


1. Watch the Video Demonstration to get a basic understanding of the movements.

2. Then, lie down on your carpet or exercise mat and play the video again. This time, close your eyes and just listen to the audio while you practice the movements.

3. Do not skip the Standing Awareness exercises before or after the movements. They are a critical part of the process of retraining your nervous system.

4. If either of these movements causes or increases your pain, please do not do them. This article may be helpful: Sensations You May Notice When Beginning Your Clinical Somatics Practice

5. If this is your first time practicing Clinical Somatics exercises, I recommend learning the Arch & Flatten before practicing these movements.


Expand to full screen to see more detail; these are subtle movements.

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