A Relaxing Yoga Pose to Release a Tight, Painful, or Sore Neck (Video)

Willow Ryan


Portland, Oregon, United States


Today we are going to look at the neck release pose. This pose is effective in easing the scalenes, trapezius, and sternocleidomastoid.


Developed within the Forrest Yoga system, this neck release helps to bring good feelings back to a tight, painful, or sore neck. Allow your neck to change from shortened and uncomfortable to lengthened and relaxed as you ease into each position. Breathe slowly and deeply.


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This is a a great pose to do before you go to bed, and if you are experiencing any of the following:


  • Headache
  • Migraine
  • Jaw clenching
  • TMJ
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Anxiety
  • Nervousness


The neck release is also supportive if you are having chiropractic treatment. Take this pose and put it into practice daily for maximum benefit.

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