Neck Flexor Stretch

Neck Flexor Stretch


This exercise involves stretching the muscles in the front of the neck by gently tilting the head forward and holding the position for a few seconds. It can help improve posture and relieve tension in the neck and shoulders.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Neck Flexor Stretch Instructions

  1. Start by sitting on a chair or standing with your feet shoulder-width apart.
  2. Place your right hand on your left ear and gently pull your head towards your right shoulder.
  3. Hold the stretch for 15-30 seconds and then release.
  4. Repeat the stretch on the other side by placing your left hand on your right ear and pulling your head towards your left shoulder.
  5. Repeat the stretch on each side 2-3 times.

Neck Flexor Stretch Form & Visual

Neck Flexor Stretch

Neck Flexor Stretch Benefits

  • Relieves tension and stiffness in the neck muscles
  • Improves range of motion in the neck
  • Reduces the risk of neck injuries
  • Helps alleviate headaches and migraines
  • Can be done anywhere, anytime, without any equipment

Neck Flexor Stretch Muscles Worked

  • Sternocleidomastoid
  • Scalenes
  • Longus Colli

Neck Flexor Stretch Variations & Alternatives

  • Chin tucks
  • Neck rotations
  • Neck side bends
  • Neck extensions
  • Seated neck stretches
  • Standing neck stretches
  • Wall angels
  • Shoulder blade squeezes
  • Upper trapezius stretches