- Hang your head over the edge of a bed or couch (you could buy a special device but you probably have a couch arm or bed at home already)--try to hang for 2 minutes and then use your hands to lift your head up. It gets easier with time. Oh, and you are hanging looking at the ceiling. Wish I had a picture for ya!
- Apply gentle pressure with your hand to your head for a count of ten in each of these four directions: left side with ear to shoulder, right side with ear to shoulder, head forward with chin to chest, and head back slightly. Your hand is an isometric weight designed to build strength.
- Put your hands on your shoulders and make the biggest circles you can with your elbows--10 circles forward, then 10 circles backward.
I am not a doctor, nor do I play one on TV, so consult your doctor if you are concerned about any of these exercises. I have been doing them (I aim for once a day) for quite some time now and feel my neck is more stretched out and stronger.
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