Sore Neck and Shoulders?

If, like me, you spend a lot of time at the keyboard, you will probably have a sore neck and shoulders.

The good news is that there are some quick and easy, simple stretches you can do to ease that pain.

Try them. You just might be pleasantly surprised. I like the KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) principle of these exercises. This one is from Emily Lark.

Stretch that neck –

1. Tuck your chin to your chest, relax the back of your neck and take three deep breaths. Lift your head back to neutral.

2. With your nose facing forward, tilt your right ear to your right shoulder and relax the left side of your neck for three deep breaths. Repeat on the other side and then lift your head back up to neutral.

3. Relax your shoulders down, lift up tall through the crown of your head, and turn your chin over your right shoulder for three deep breaths. Repeat the twist to the left and then return to neutral.

 I have been doing these exercises for quite some time without the breath work.  I’m adding that to it from now on.

Here’s another one from Emily –


Emily Lark has developed a simple program called Back to Life. They are based on her own recovery journey from chronic back pain after  a serious care accident at age 12.  By the time she was 28 the pain was so intense she could not work. She was told her only option was anextreme back operation. Rather than put herself through that, she decided to look for a better way. The result –  this program. Emily herself has been pain free for a decade.

Raili Tanska

Keep life simple

2 thoughts on “Sore Neck and Shoulders?

  1. Too long working at a keyboard creates a number of problems – one of which is putting on weight! I’m taking myself in hand – I’m trying out the new ice-cream diet! It contains vitamin x and pro-amino acid acronym and is guaranteed to wake up a sluggish metabolism. At least that’s how I’m selling the new diet to myself.
    I’ll tell you how I get on.

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