Physical Intermission Chin Tuck: Bring your chin to your chest and hold for at least 10 seconds. Repeat 5-10 times only going to the point of tension. This exercise will help stretch out the muscles in the back of your neck.
Clench ‘n Spread: Clench both fists and hold for at least 10 seconds then relax. Then spread both hands and hold for at least 10 seconds. Repeat 5-10 times. Physical Intermission
Forward Reach: Link your fingers as you reach forward with your arms at shoulder level pushing your palms away from you. This helps stretch your shoulders and backs of your arms, forearms, and wrist. Hold for at least 10 seconds and repeat 5-10 times.
Mental Break Cross-Body Stretch: Drape one hand across the opposite shoulder while maintaining the arm at the shoulder level. Assist this cross the body stretch by pushing the elbow and applying a slow sustained stretch. Hold for at least 10 seconds and repeat 5-10 times. Alternate the arms. This is an effective stretch for the shoulders and upper arms.
Physical Intermission Side-Bends : Starting with your head in a neutral position, looking straight ahead, bring your ear to your shoulder and hold for at least 10 seconds. Repeat 5-10 times, alternating sides. The stretch must be slow and sustained, not jerky. This exercise will help stretch the muscles on the side of the neck.