Rotating Neck Stretch

Rotating Neck Stretch


This exercise involves slowly rotating your neck in a circular motion to stretch the muscles in your neck and improve flexibility. It can help alleviate tension and stiffness in the neck and shoulders.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Rotating Neck Stretch Instructions

  1. Stand or sit with your back straight and shoulders relaxed.
  2. Slowly turn your head to the right, keeping your chin parallel to the floor.
  3. Hold for 10-15 seconds, feeling the stretch in your neck and shoulder.
  4. Slowly return your head to the center.
  5. Repeat on the left side, holding for 10-15 seconds.
  6. Return your head to the center and relax your shoulders.

Rotating Neck Stretch Form & Visual

Rotating Neck Stretch

Rotating Neck 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 improve posture and reduce neck and shoulder pain

Rotating Neck Stretch Muscles Worked

  • Sternocleidomastoid
  • Trapezius
  • Levator Scapulae

Rotating Neck Stretch Variations & Alternatives

  • Chin to Chest Stretch
  • Ear to Shoulder Stretch
  • Chin to Shoulder Stretch
  • Half Circle Neck Stretch
  • Full Circle Neck Stretch