Seated Levator Scapulae Stretch Static

STRETCH

How to Do

How to Do Seated Levator Scapulae Stretch Static

Slowly, rotate your head to the left until a barrier (tension) is felt.

Beginning

Beginning Seated Levator Scapulae Stretch

Seated, place your right hand behind your body between your shoulder blades.

Movement

Seated Levator Scapulae Stretch Movement

1. Place the back of your left hand on the side of your forehead.

2. Inhale and rotate into your left hand for 5 seconds (isometric right rotation).

3. Exhale and slowly move farther into the stretch (rotating left). You can use your left hand to assist the range of motion - but be careful! Stretching should never produce pain!

4. Repeat 3-5 times.

5. Repeat on the opposite side.

6. Do not strain. Stretching is relaxation.

7. You may need to 'play' with different head positions to find the place of tension.

Benefits

Seated Levator Scapulae Stretch Benefits

Static stretching benefits your body by increasing blood flow to the muscles, increasing recovery time, increasing flexibility, and preventing injury. It also decreases muscle soreness.


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