After feeling the burn, it’s time to take things down a notch with neck stretches. We often hold a lot of tension in this area, and elongating those muscles can provide relief.

You can even grab a chair for this move, as sitting will stabilize you and help you stretch more effectively. But a chair, or even sitting, isn’t required.

Length of time: 30 seconds per side

Instructions:

  1. Stand or sit up straight and look forward.
  2. Slowly turn your head to the side.
  3. Hold, then look straight ahead.
  4. Repeat on the opposite side.

Tomorrow: Everyone’s favorite yoga pose.


Kelly Aiglon is a lifestyle journalist and brand strategist with a special focus on health, beauty, and wellness. When she’s not crafting a story, she can usually be found at the dance studio teaching Les Mills BODYJAM or SH’BAM. She and her family live outside of Chicago, and you can find her on Instagram.