Lateral Flexion Stretch

Perform this stretch seated or standing. 

Start with the head and neck in a neutral position. Slowly lower the left ear toward the left shoulder. Use the left hand to pull the head more toward the left shoulder until a mild stretch is felt. Hold for 3 breaths and bring back to neutral. Repeat the same movement for the right side. Repeat for 10 repetitions.

Primary Goal: To stretch the muscles on the sides of the neck.

Focus Structures: Scalenes, Trapezius, Cervical extensors