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Neck Stretches (exercise video)

Does your neck feel tight, stiff or painful?

These three simple movements will help your neck to move more easily and feel better. 


Movements to increase flexibility and relieve neck pain

Maintaining neck flexibility is important for driving (especially reverse parking) and many other everyday activities. 

Many people also suffer from ongoing tension and neck pain. Exercises can help relieve tension and reduce pain. 

As with all our exercises, if you have any existing medical conditions or have recently suffered an injury or undergone a procedure, you should follow the advice of your medical team as regards what movements are and are not appropriate for you. 

You should never feel any pain or discomfort when doing neck exercises. Move slowly and gently within a comfortable range of motion.  

You can do these exercises sitting or standing. If you sometimes feel dizzy or unsteady on your feet when you move your head, then make sure to sit down for these exercises. 

You will notice over time that your neck feels less stiff and moves better. 

If you enjoyed this exercise, you may also like the following videos:

Shoulder Mobility Exercises  (3 minutes)

Exercises for Stiff Hands and Fingers (3 minutes)

Move More Easily (NEW) Video (8 minutes)

Move More Easily Short Routine (7 minutes)

Move More Easily Full-Length Routine (11 minutes)

Is your neck stiff or painful? Let me know how you feel after doing these movements!

Join the conversation in the comments below! 

All material in this article and video is provided for information and educational purposes only. It is not advice and should not be relied on as such. Always consult an exercise or health professional if you have any health issues and need personalised advice. With this in mind, we hope you enjoy reading our articles and watching our videos.


Written by Claudine Aherne - Specialist Exercise Instructor, Vida Wellness