This exercise is a stretch for the trapezius, a muscle that begins at the base of your skull, and fans out like a diamond towards the tip of your shoulders, and ends at the bottom in the middle of your back.
- Stand and place with you left hand behind your head.
- With your hand, slowly pull your head down towards your chin, hold for 30 seconds and relax.
- For the next part, rotate your head and pull it down towards your left shoulder. Then pull your other hand behind your back towards your left hip. Hold the stretch 30 seconds.
- Repeat on the other side.
This stretch helps to alleviate tension across the top of the shoulders.