Neck Side Stretch

Neck Side Stretch


This exercise involves tilting your head to one side and gently pulling it with your hand to stretch the muscles on the opposite side of your neck. It helps to relieve tension and improve flexibility in the neck and shoulders.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Neck Side Stretch Instructions

  1. Stand or sit with your back straight and shoulders relaxed.
  2. Slowly tilt your head to the right, bringing your right ear towards your right shoulder.
  3. Hold the stretch for 15-30 seconds, feeling the stretch in the left side of your neck.
  4. Slowly return your head to center and repeat on the left side.
  5. Repeat the stretch 2-3 times on each side.

Neck Side Stretch Form & Visual

Neck Side Stretch

Neck Side Stretch Benefits

  • Relieves tension and stiffness in the neck muscles
  • Improves range of motion in the neck
  • Reduces headaches and neck pain
  • Helps to release stress and tension in the body
  • Can be done anywhere, anytime, without any equipment

Neck Side Stretch Muscles Worked

  • Sternocleidomastoid
  • Trapezius
  • Levator Scapulae

Neck Side Stretch Variations & Alternatives

  • Neck Forward Stretch
  • Neck Backward Stretch
  • Neck Rotation Stretch
  • Neck Tilt Stretch
  • Seated Neck Stretch
  • Standing Neck Stretch
  • Wall Assisted Neck Stretch
  • Shoulder and Neck Stretch
  • Upper Trapezius Stretch