Whether you slept in a funky position or have been staring tensely at your computer for hours on end, a crick in the neck is not only annoying, it can cause headaches and upper back pain. After a long, hot shower to loosen the muscles, try a few of these
The upper trapezius (traps) knot up very regularly and cause you to feel tight, hunched over and can often cause stress and tension headaches. All you need as a firm self massage/trigger point ball (Lacrosse ball is great if you’re in the USA!) and do the following exercise for a great myofascial release:
YOGA POSES FOR SORE MUSCLES: Annie Mulgrew, a certified yoga teacher and fitness instructor who teaches some pretty hard-core rowing classes at City Row in New York City, and she totally swears by stretching. Try these yoga-inspired poses any time you feel stiff (usually a day or two after you work out) and hold each position for as long as you want. Click through to learn easy moves that will stretch your back, neck, hamstrings, calves, butt, hips, arms, and more!