Gentle Yoga for the Neck

Beginner I

Do you have a sore neck? Do you often get headaches? This short beginners yoga class takes you through how to stretch all of the major muscle groups of the neck, including those that are commonly responsible for headaches. It's a gentle yoga class that will make your neck feel so very good once you're done.

Intensity:
Style:

Comments

Existing Comments

Mim
Mim
October 3, 2021
Fivestar Rating:
5
Comment:

This class helps me to get more range from my cervical spondylosis, and loosens the neck muscles. I love it, thank you David!

EmBe
EmBe
April 21, 2020
Comment:

I’ve been doing this class in the morning and evening. It is great for relaxing the neck after using a keyboard for a while. Although I prefer the outdoor setting for the Release the Neck class, I feel this indoor class relaxes my neck and upper back better. Thanks, David, for the clear explanations.

rebeccably
rebeccably
July 16, 2019
Comment:

Simple does it. Wow. I paused the video a couple of times so I could hold a particularly tense position. I did this after I practiced a vinyasa video; great pairing as my body was loose and relaxed before I went into these delicate positions.

VanJan
VanJan
January 25, 2019
Comment:

I have suffered with a stiff neck for some time. I know David offers several neck yoga videos of different time lengths of time and all are good. This short one is effective when you have little time, as I usually do. Thank you. The second circling of the neck was so much easier than the first. :-)

kelly-kicks
kelly-kicks
January 23, 2019
Comment:

My neck gets stiff from breast feeding at night this stretch really helps my neck loosen up

Toni g
Toni g
September 26, 2018
Comment:

Brilliant series for a stiff neck! Been having discomfort for a few months .
Woke up yesterday with a really stiff,sore neck and thought I would really have to make an appointment with a physiotherapist. But first I decided to look for a practice on the internet. Found this one and did it, not thinking that it would have an effect. This morning about half an hour after getting up I realised that the stiffness and pain had almost completely disappeared. I couldn't believe it.
Thank you so much for sharing☺ .

angelaglasses
angelaglasses
June 12, 2018
Comment:

Fantastic. A great way to bring me to the mat when I have a headache. Thank you for another great, slow class.

jms22
jms22
June 4, 2017
Comment:

This works for me every.single.time. I use this several times a week most weeks. Thank you!

ericsb7
ericsb7
June 1, 2017
Comment:

Great class. I have been having pretty severe neck pain the past week and this was perfect. I think anyone could do it and none of moves were painful.

blujay_46
blujay_46
February 26, 2016
Comment:

For a beginner with cervical disc disease, as gentle as this may be, it is not painless! However, I do plan to continue with this video in moderation, in hopes of relieving some tension, and the general aches and pains in my neck.

Tula
Tula
January 6, 2016
Comment:

Very nice stretches. Hits alot of the neck muscles. Would also appreciate you naming them. Thank you.

GBill
GBill
December 14, 2015
Comment:

Thanks David for the great yoga class. I do it most days. I tend to get tension headaches and when I do this exercise they decrease. Thanks!

Gerda
Gerda
October 16, 2015
Comment:

thank you, I loved this. Will do this every day and see if it works for my stiff neck and headaches. Loved the music too.

ShariB
ShariB
August 15, 2015
Comment:

Nice job, especially appreciated the comments indicating where the stretch should be felt.

Bmiranda
Bmiranda
July 14, 2015
Comment:

This is very gentle and I was able to do this after having a very serious car accident 4 weeks ago. I appreciate you describing where I should be feeling the stretch.

VanJan
VanJan
April 25, 2015
Comment:

This video has helped me not just to ease neck tension and tendency to headaches, but has had other subtle good effects as well.

Virgjacks
Virgjacks
April 15, 2015
Comment:

I love this stretch. I have arthritis in my neck and it has been a lifesaver for me; reducing my headaches and numbness in my hands and arms. Highly recommend!

bcsharp
bcsharp
March 31, 2015
Comment:

I wanted to take a second to thank you. This has been a life saver for me, many times. Again thank you so much!

lady_racer
lady_racer
February 8, 2015
Comment:

I thought the stretches felt terrific! I particularly appreciated when David said, "you should be feeling this..." because that helped me find the most effective positioning. The only downside was the awful "music"! It was distracting/annoying and kind of made me want to stop the video after the first couple minutes.

David Procyshyn
David Procyshyn
February 10, 2015
Comment:

Hi lady_racer.

Thanks for the feedback. Sorry you aren't a big fan of the music, though! I like the meditative, wave-like feel of it, but I realize it isn't for everyone.

Take care,

David
DoYogaWithMe.com Founder

desert jj
desert jj
November 6, 2014
Comment:

I had a neck injury 15 years ago and rely on a chiropractor to help me but this is helping me to go longer between visits. I am so excited to get up and do these stretches daily now.

Mike_SC
Mike_SC
September 20, 2014
Comment:

Like this one. Easy to follow and relaxing. I have had numerous minor injuries over the years and this makes sense.

Mike_SC
Mike_SC
September 20, 2014
Comment:

I really like this. I have experienced numerous minor injuries to the neck over the years and this is a nice low stress workout for the neck.

bcsharp
bcsharp
July 6, 2014
Comment:

I used to take 3 advil when I had neck pain and a headache. Now I come straight to this video and within 5 minutes after this video my headache and neck pain are gone! Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!

chelseygarrett16
chelseygarrett16
June 27, 2014
Comment:

This video is 9 minutes of pure bliss! I hurt my neck somehow and this video worked out all of my kinks and felt amazing! I bookmarked it and will be using it regularly! I even do this when my neck feels fine. It is a great stress reliever, too. And since it's so short I can always find the time for this video! I highly recommend it.

chelseygarrett16
chelseygarrett16
June 27, 2014
Comment:

This video is 9 minutes of pure bliss! I hurt my neck somehow and this video worked out all of my kinks and felt amazing! I bookmarked it and will be using it regularly! I even do this when my neck feels fine. It is a great stress reliever, too. And since it's so short I can always find the time for this video! I highly recommend it.

snooker24
snooker24
June 16, 2014
Comment:

I am so amazed with this video. I have chronic neck and shoulder issues from sitting at t desk all day long. I practiced this routine this morning and feel wonderful at the end of my day. This is a sure fire must practice daily for me!
Thanks so much for making this beautiful website for all to enjoy the benefits of yoga.

bcsharp
bcsharp
March 28, 2014
Comment:

I do it everyday, its so nice to wake up and have my neck not be in horrible pain!
Thank you

Truffles5
Truffles5
November 28, 2013
Comment:

My favourite when I am suffering from a migraine or tension headache. Thank you so much for the relief.

jesswest13
jesswest13
January 10, 2014
Comment:

All of my stress and tension goes immediately to my neck and shoulders and this really helped loosen those muscles.

amber-wilson
amber-wilson
October 1, 2013
Comment:

My neck is so stiff and sore that this stretch was difficult to do but afterward I felt amazing! This will definitely be something that I add to my routine.

koilady
koilady
August 18, 2013
Comment:

This was awesome, peaceful, just what my sore neck needed, but way too short! I found my body craving more as if I was supposed to now work down into my poor shoulders and upper back. I'm off too see what else David offers on this fantastic sight. Thank you David and Doyogawithme.com. You are helping me achieve my fitness and happiness goals!

Suzzann
Suzzann
August 7, 2013
Comment:

I love this video because it's short and easy enough to remember, so you could do it anywhere, anytime, even if you can't pull up the video. Have you ever fallen asleep in a chair, and your head slumps to one side, or in a weird angle, and when you wake up you have terrible cramps there? This can DEFINITELY help with that!

Scheezo
Scheezo
April 30, 2013
Comment:

My neck has been really tight for two days. This sequence really loosened me up and I feel so much better. Thank you so much!

sallysue
sallysue
April 24, 2013
Comment:

I've done this about 4 times now, it is wonderful for relaxing after a stressful day and helps me sleep well. Thanks so much.

mrslawrence1
mrslawrence1
April 11, 2013
Comment:

I come back to this video again and again for relief in a neck/shoulder "crick" with which I awake every few weeks. It pinpoints the problems that seem to be causing the pain and stiffness, and David's style is calming through what can be a tad uncomfortable series. When it's finished, VOILA! I always feel better.

camin90066
camin90066
March 7, 2013
Comment:

Always fighting age, poor posture and too many hours on my laptop. This routine has proven extremely beneficial when neck and shoulders get too tight. Come away feeling looser, more open. :)

laurenlizlopez
laurenlizlopez
March 31, 2012
Comment:

I work on the computer and never realize how tight my neck is until I get sick- which I am at the moment. This is a great stretch series that I plan to use more often- the relaxed pace is great and my neck feels so much better.
I certainly suggest this for those who work at the computer a lot where your posture tends to be poor and your neck suffers, though I am sure anyone would benefit from it!

karmaden
karmaden
May 21, 2011
Comment:

This was good , a nice workout for the neck. Love the relaxed commentary. My neck felt a lot freer after the exercises. thanks