I notice that the more I free my neck, the less I think. Instead, I am in the moment. Once I start thinking and reminiscing and believing, my neck and back tighten up. I find it impossible to have a belief without tightening up. Conversely, when I free my neck, all my beliefs disappear and all of my intense emotions soften.
There’s a concept in the Alexander Technique that all beliefs are unnecessary muscle tension.