Hello everyone! It's that time of the week again, #TuesdayTips
. For this weeks tip we will be going over a stretch that you can perform pretty much anywhere.
The stretch that we will be going over today is called a Levator scapulae stretch and like the name implies we will be working to stretch the Levator Scapulae. The Levator scap is a muscle that attaches to your scapular (Shoulder Blade) to the back of the neck. The levator scap is in charge of elevating the shoulder blades and often times due to poor posture the muscle becomes tight and dysfunctional. When this muscle gets tight it can cause neck/shoulder pain and even headaches.
Start by sitting upright in a chair, grasping the edge with one hand. Next, Rotate your head to the side opposite your anchored arm, then tuck your chin towards your chest. With your free hand, grasp the back of your head and gently pull it downward until you feel a stretch. Hold this position for 30 seconds and repeat 3 repetition left and right. One thing to note is that when performing this exercise, ensure that you are sitting straight and up right.
Thats it for this weeks #TuesdayTips
, stay tuned for next weeks tip! Have a question? leave one down below!
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