Diagonal Neck Stretch

Exercise / Neck

How to Diagonal Neck Stretch

Diagonal Neck StretchHow to Diagonal flexion: Turn your neck diagonally towards the right side at a 45-degree angle. Once you turn your head, bring your right hand up and hold the head. Proceed to stretch the left side of the neck. Repeat the same practice on the left side and stretch the right side of the neck. Hold this pose for 15 – 20 seconds.

Diagonal Neck Stretch Benefits

  • Neck stretches are also involved in physical therapy that aims to rehabilitate the neck muscles, joints and bones. Neck stretches aims to increase the strength, tone and flexibility of the neck muscles. It also allows the ligaments on the neck joints to become more flexible and withstand increased stress to the area.
  • When the head and shoulders drift forward due to poor posture, some muscles in the chest and neck can shorten and become tight over time, which can perpetuate the poor posture that is causing neck pain. The neck stretching exercises can help loosen postural muscles and may reduce neck pain.

Muscles Worked in the Diagonal Neck Stretch

Levator Scapula
Longissimus Capitis
Longissimus Cervicis
Semispinalis Capitis
Semispinalis Cervicis
Spinalis Cervicis
Spinalis Capitis
Splenius Capitis
Neck Stretch muscle worked