First: Overall StretchThinkstock
Standing up, reach your arms to the ceiling; hold for five to 10 seconds. Bend to one side; hold again. Straighten and bend to the other side. Tip: Reach for tightness, not pain, with any stretching routine. In other words, stretch until you feel resistance, but don’t push so far that you hurt yourself.
Neck StretchGoodshoot RF/Thinkstock
Lower your chin to your chest and roll your head gently from side to side. Tip: Press, don’t bounce. Move slowly into any stretch and hold it for five to 10 seconds. Never bounce into a stretch; you can tear muscle fibers.