side neck stretch

 

Side stretch is one the simplest and well known stretches for the neck. We usually do a variation of this stretch naturally, when some tightness in the neck is present.

  • Start by putting both hands by your side, retracting the shoulders to a natural position.
  • Slightly push your hands down and tilt your head to the
    side.
  • To increase the stretch, put your hand on the side of the head and gently pull your ear towards your shoulder.

For additional variety, you can put your opposite hand behind your back (keeping the shoulder retracted) or  push the shoulder down by holding the side of a chair.

You should feel the stretch on your side of the neck, but you might also feel it on the front of your shoulder or even your biceps