Side Neck Stretch

Side Neck Stretch


This exercise involves tilting your head to one side and gently pulling on your ear to stretch the muscles on the side of your neck. It can help relieve tension and improve flexibility in the neck and shoulders.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Side Neck 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. Place your right hand on the left side of your head and gently apply pressure to increase the stretch.
  4. Hold the stretch for 15-30 seconds, breathing deeply.
  5. Slowly release the stretch and return your head to center.
  6. Repeat on the left side, bringing your left ear towards your left shoulder and placing your left hand on the right side of your head.
  7. Repeat the stretch on both sides 2-3 times.

Side Neck Stretch Form & Visual

Side Neck Stretch

Side Neck Stretch Benefits

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

Side Neck Stretch Muscles Worked

  • Sternocleidomastoid muscle
  • Trapezius muscle
  • Levator scapulae muscle

Side Neck Stretch Variations & Alternatives