Levator Scapulae Stretch
This is one of the best stretches to do when you spend many hours seated and working at a desk. This stretch is especially good to apply as you feel stress building up or that burning pain up the back of your neck and between the shoulder blades.
*Please avoid these stretches if you have had an injury, particularly neck or shoulder, such as but not limited to dislocations, muscles strains, ligament sprains, or seek professional exercise advice if unsure. It’s also important to remember to be gentle moving into and out of stretches to avoid injuring yourself. These stretches are a guide and by no means replace your personal professional advice if required.
- Sit on one hand, anchoring that shoulder down. Ensure both feet are flat on the floor.
- Turn your head, roughly 45 deg, to the direction away from the anchored hand.
- Place the other hand on top of your head and take a deep breath.
- Slowly and gently pull the head away from the anchored side, down and forward (toward the arm pit) until a stretch is felt, or until you can not go any further. Continue breathing.
- Repeat the stretch on the second side.
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