Whether you slept in a funky position or have been staring tensely at your computer for hours on end, a crick in the neck is not only annoying, it can cause headaches and upper back pain. After a long, hot shower to loosen the muscles, try a few of these stretches for a little relief.
Use your hands to offer a deep stretch for the back of your neck and your upper back.
Sit comfortably in a chair or on the floor.
Clasp your hands and bring both palms to the back of your head. Sitting with a tall spine, ground your hips firmly into your seat.
From here, begin to gently press your hands down toward your thighs, tucking your chin into your chest.
As you press down, use the heels of your palms to pull your head away from your shoulders.
This will intensify the stretch even more.