The heat waves keep coming – and hopefully so do your sun-splashed adventures! Whether you’re traveling by car, train or plane to your next summer hotspot, sitting for even a couple of hours can create shoulder and neck discomfort. Take these 3 easy tips with you to keep your body happy & healthy.
- Sit up as tall as possible, interlock your fingers and place both of your hands behind your head and retract your head slightly pressing the back of your head into your hands. Hold the retraction for a few counts and release. Be careful not to lift your chin or drop your chin. Gaze at eye level.
- Sit up as tall as possible, interlock your fingers and place both of your hands behind your head and place your thumbs at the base of your skull / top of your cervical spine. Gently apply traction on your head and simultaneously depress your shoulders and lengthen your cervical spine.
- Sit up as tall as possible, place one hand on the opposite side of your head – i.e. right hand over the left ear. Depress the right shoulder and gently pull the ear towards right shoulder pulling neck into lateral flexion stretching the upper trapezius. Perform stretch on the other side.
See Part I for easing discomfort and pain in the back and hips & travel safely!