How to do Neck Stretch

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Difficulty: Easy

Impact Level: Low

Target Body Parts: shoulders


In a tall, upright, standing position, place your left hand up on top of your head so that your elbow points out sideways. Then keeping your shoulders horizontal, gently pull your head down to the left as if you are putting your left ear down onto your left shoulder. Whilst doing this, place your right arm on your right hip to help keep your hips and shoulders horizontal. Repeat the stretch on the other side.

How to make Neck Stretch easier

You can make this stretch even more gentle by not using your hand to pull your head down to the same side, instead, just tip your head to the side and left gravity and the weight of your head stretch the side neck muscles.

How to make Neck Stretch more challenging

You can increase this stretch by holding a weight in your opposite arm or by anchoring your opposite arm by holding onto the seat of a chair or bench. Also check out our Neck Rotation Stretch.

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