Do you end the working day feeling stiff and sore because you’ve been engrossed in making a new product or staring at social media screens all day? Give yourself a break, and take some time to stretch your neck between tasks. Your body will thank you!
Today’s stretch is best done from a seated position – you don’t have to have a gorgeous backdrop like this one; your office chair will do just fine.
Begin in a seated position and relax your shoulders, allowing your arms to hang naturally down at your sides.
Bring your left arm behind your back and grasp your right arm with your left hand:
Look to your right, stretching your neck gently as you do:
Now look to your left, stretching your neck gently as you do:
Bring your head back around, this time looking to the right and down:
Keep your left arm behind your body, and bring your right arm up and bend it around your head:
Lower your arm so that your hand can gently push down on the back of your neck, and stretch:
Now we’re going to repeat this for the other side! Begin by bringing your right arm behind your back to grasp your left arm, and then look to your left:
Now look right:
And then look down and to the left:
Bring your left arm up and over your head and press down, as before:
Here’s a view of how this should look from the back:
Congratulations – you did it!