Exercises for the neck

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Feb 02, 2012

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Quick Bites

  • Exercising the neck prevents neck stiffness.
  • Repeat neck exercises every one hour to prevent stiffness.
  • Exercising the neck tones it and removes any stress.
  • Make sure that you do not strain it.


woman doing neck exercise

(i) Neck movement

  • Assume the base position.
  • Slowly move the head backwards and forwards 10 times.


(ii) Neck movement

  • Slowly tilt the head to the right and to the left, first while facing directly forward and then while turning the head to the left and right.
  • Repeat both methods 10 times.


(iii) Neck movement

  • Slowly rotate the head in as large a circle as possible 10 times clockwise and then 10 times anti-clockwise.
  • Do not strain.




All the nerves connecting the different parts of the body with the brain must pass through the neck.


This vital crossroad is exercised and toned by the above movements.


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