Do you look down over your computer, phone or books? When you lean forward, you bring your head out of alignment, which effectively makes it heavier. The further you bring it forward, the heavier the load on your spine. This can increase the load on the neck and upper back muscles by 5 times! With sustained strain, these muscles become inflamed and excessively tight, which can lead to pain.
Yoga improves your awareness of how you can hold your head throughout the day, which can prevent tech neck. It also improves the health of your spine, which is important for your overall wellbeing.
To counteract the effects of tech neck, you can also strengthen key muscles of proper neck posture by pressing your head back into your hands, a wall, or a car headrest for several breaths.