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How do you stretch your neck?

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To stretch your neck, bring your chin to your chest, tilt your head backward to look up, turn your head to each side, and touch your ears to your shoulders. Start each exercise with your head centered over your neck, and hold each position for 20 seconds for four sets.

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  1. Bend your head forward

    Tilt your head, and bring your chin to your chest. When you feel a stretch at the back of the neck, stop and maintain the position for 20 seconds. Repeat this exercise four more times.

  2. Look up toward the sky

    Carefully tilt your head backward, and look up toward the ceiling. When you feel a stretch in the front of your neck, stop and hold the position for 20 seconds. Repeat for four more sets.

  3. Turn the neck side to side

    Turn your head, and look over the left shoulder. When you feel a stretch on the right side, stop and maintain the position for 20 seconds. Repeat on the right side, and complete four more sets.

  4. Stretch the ear to the shoulder

    Carefully bend your neck laterally, and reach your ear toward your left shoulder. When you feel a stretch on the right side, stop and hold the position for 20 seconds. Repeat on the right side, and complete four more sets.

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