Neck Rotation Stretch

Stretching the neck from side to side like this can help ease neck aches, especially if you apply gentle overpressure with your hand.

Teaching Points

  • Start facing straight forwards and with your arms in front of you
  • Keep the elbows straight and clasp your hands together to stop your shoulders from elevating
  • Turn your neck so that your chin moves towards your shoulder
  • Hold for between 10 and 30 seconds

Variations

  • When twisting the head, lift the chin slightly upwards to place more emphasis on Sternocleidomastoid

Muscles Stretched