Levator Scapulae Stretch

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Buy Levator Scapulae WorksheetIf you often get tension headaches, kinks in your neck, and general neck and shoulder pain and tightness, then you might have a tight levator scapulae. This levator scapulae stretch is a great way to help relieve the tension and pain.

To perform a levator scapula stretch:

  1. On the side you want to stretch, bring your arm up and place your hand on the back of your shoulder blade so your elbow is pointing upward towards the ceiling. Take your other hand over your head and place it on the back of your head.

  2. Gently pull your head down at about a 45 degree angle, like you are pulling it towards your opposite knee until you feel a stretch.

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