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Back of Neck Stretch – for good posture and pain relief (exercise video)

This simple exercise will improve your posture and relieve neck pain and stiffness. 

It's a great one to do regularly throughout the day, and especially after you have spent time on your computer or tablet, when you may have been holding your neck in an uncomfortable position. 


You don't need any equipment for this exercise. 

It is a slightly funny one but REALLY good! You might not do it while are waiting at the supermarket, but do give it a try when you are at home...

The key thing to think about is to imagine that your chin is sliding back and forth along a level surface. You should feel a gentle stretching sensation in the back of your neck.

When you do this video, think about:

  • Start by looking straight ahead and pulling up tall through the crown of your head
  • When you tuck your chin in, stay looking straight ahead, so your chin is moving straight back, rather than down
  • Then, as you push your chin forwards, also keep looking straight ahead and just slide your chin forwards.

You should never experience pain when doing neck exercises. 

If you enjoyed this video, you might also want to try:

Neck Stretches

Upper Back Mobiliser exercise 

Move More Easily video 1

How do you feel after doing this exercise, and how do you hope it will help you?

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Written by Claudine Aherne - Specialist Exercise Instructor, Vida Wellness