Relieve Your Stiff Neck In Seconds With These 21 Simple Tricks!

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

stiff neck remedies

10. Levator Scapula Stretch

This stretch is perfect to loosen up the muscle near your shoulder blades that tend to get tender and tight. You can do while standing or sitting.

  1. Raise your elbow above your shoulder on the side to stretch.
  2. In this position, rest your elbow against a doorframe. This rotates the outside of shoulder blade up and the inside of it down, which lengthens the levator scapula muscle.
  3. Second, turn your head away from the side that is stretching and bring the chin down, stretching the back of the neck.
  4. Third, place the fingers of your other hand on the top of your head and gently pull your head forward increasing the stretch slightly.
  5. Hold this for about 30 seconds to a minute.

11. Chin Tuck

This exercise stretches out sore neck muscles while also strengthening the muscles that keep your shoulders in line with your neck. It’s also great for maintaining a good posture.

  1. Keeping your spine against the doorframe, pull your upper back and head back until the back of your head touches the doorframe. Make sure to keep your chin tucked in.
  2. Hold your head in this position for 5 seconds.
  3. Repeat this ten times.
  4. Stand or sit down and repeat the exercise without support. Repeat 10 times.
  5. Do this exercise 7-10 times day, as needed.

12. Prone Cobra

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This yoga pose is great for strengthening your neck, and upper back and shoulders. You might want to do it on a yoga mat to be more comfortable.

  1. Lying face down, place your forehead on a rolled up hand towel for comfort.
  2. Place your arms at the side, palms down on the floor.
  3. Place your tongue on the roof of your mouth to stabilize the muscles in the front of your neck.
  4. Pinch your shoulder blades together and lift your hands off the floor.
  5. Roll your elbows in, palms out and thumbs up.
  6. Gently lift your forehead about an inch off the towel keeping your gaze straight at the floor.
  7. Hold the position for 10 seconds.
  8. Perform 10 repetitions.

13. Back Burn

This posture exercise requires that you stand with your back against the wall. Keep your feet 4 inches away from the wall.

  1. Pull your upper back and head back until the back of your head touches the doorframe. Make sure to keep your chin tucked in.
  2. Try to flatten your lower back against the wall.
  3. Place your elbows, forearms and the backs of the hands and fingers on the wall with your wrists about shoulder height.
  4. Keeping your arms, hands, head and fingers all touching the wall as best possible, slowly slide your hands up above the head and slowly back down.
  5. Repeat this 10 times, 3 to 5 times per day.
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