Upper Trapezius Stretch

  • HOW: Begin this exercise upright. Keep the hand of the side to be stretched behind your back. Bring your ear towards the opposite armpit (here I am showing the Left ear to the Left armpit). This requires you to flex your head forward, sidebend away, and rotate towards the side you want to stretch.
 
  • FEEL: The upper trap (muscle on the side of your neck) being stretched.
 
  • COMPENSATION: letting the shoulder girdle elevate on the side of the neck that is being stretched.

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