The upper part of your trapezius muscle runs from your neck down to the top of your shoulder, and very frequently gets tight and tender due to common postural imbalances, particularly if you carry your head too far forward.
This stretch is great for anyone who spends too much time sitting at a desk, driving or generally feels like they have poor upper body posture.
Also this stretch can temporarily alleviate symptoms such as neck pain, upper shoulder pain and maybe even headaches or early migraines.
How to stretch your upper trapezius muscle:
- Sit or stand with your shoulders pulled back and tucked down
- Turn your head 45degrees to the left
- Using your left hand grab the back of your head and pull your head diagonally down as if trying to touch your chest with your chin
- Hold for 10 seconds
- Repeat on the right side – ALWAYS perform stretches on both sides!
If you are suffering with neck pain, shoulder pain or headaches, always seek the advice of a health professional.
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