Our neck and shoulder muscles multitask.
They stabalise our shoulder girdle so our arms can work.
They hold the weight of our heads and therefore are postural muscles.
As well as lifting our whole upper rib cage up and down if we are upper chest breathers.
So give them a break! and learn how to do gentle nose – tummy breathing.
READ Rest: a Sciene and an Art by Ros Broome.
She is a physio who has specialised in teaching people how to breathe well. You can get it from rest.net.nz