Ease the pain in your neck

Stiff neck. Pain in my neck. Weak neck. Oh, my aching neck. Sometimes, I just need to lay down and give my neck a break. Yoga can help release neck and shoulder tension, and help your neck relax. It can also help build strength in those tiny tiny neck muscles that get fatigued so easily.

Here’s a few restorative poses for helping your neck feel better. These poses can be held for 30 seconds or up to five minutes, depending on how you feel once you settle into them. Pace yourself based on how you feel and how your body responds to the pose.

  • Find yourself a nice neck pillow. Practice a long slow inhalation, and a longer, slower exhalation.