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Release the Neck

Beginner I

If a stiff, sore neck and headaches are a common experience for you, doing this class regularly will help ease the pain and discomfort. David guides you through an effective series of stretches and movements that release all of the muscles of the neck.

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limber
limber
March 15, 2022
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That felt so good. Thank you. It's amazing how much tension I've been holding in my neck.

JAC
JAC
December 20, 2020
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Wonderful. Just what I needed. Thank you.

NeuroPulse
NeuroPulse
September 6, 2020
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Thanks so much for this class, David! I have had serious neck tickness that actually causes problems with my pectoral muscles. I was wondering, how often can this specific practice safely be done? I have been doing it 4 days a week but am wondering if more would be better.

DeWaat
DeWaat
August 1, 2020
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This class has meant tremendous relief for me when my neck and the back of my head where locked up badly. So much thanks to you, David!

jscoon
jscoon
June 21, 2020
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Fabulous, like every session I’ve had with David Procyshn. Thank you.

Sisyphus
Sisyphus
June 18, 2020
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This is helping with my headaches and migraines. Thank you.

MaryRose Metcalfe
MaryRose Metcalfe
June 11, 2020
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That was great. The different feeling of stretch as we moved our neck was intensive but felt great. As this is a short class in this ongoing inter. program, I think I'll finish off today with some of Melissa's restorative practice.

LucyHB
LucyHB
May 19, 2020
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I've had neck and shoulder tension and resultant headaches for a good while, this felt wonderful and so relaxing, thank you David!

Dougers
Dougers
March 18, 2020
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I've had a kink in my neck for the past week, and this has become my warm-up for the day. Relieves some neck pain and I can feel my neck getting more lose every day, allowing me to continue with additional classes. Thank you David.

Jewels1
Jewels1
February 10, 2020
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Thanks David for helping me get rid of a tension headache this morning . Your gentle voice, excellent guidance and relaxing pace made this perfect. I feel like I can get on with my day and enjoy it!

sng4ever
sng4ever
November 5, 2019
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Great neck practice. David is wonderful with his guidance!

LReyle
LReyle
September 26, 2019
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I've had a crick in my neck for days, and this really helped me to work it out! Thank you, David!

Jupiter
Jupiter
February 16, 2019
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An Mri and CT for other reasons showed four bulging discs and stenosis in my neck. But, I have no symptoms. Surgery was firmly suggested. Probably screws and rods. I declined as I have no symptoms. Reading I find interesting information that the discs have no blood suply to speak of and receive nutrition as a result of motion. Also that stenosis and spurs are thought to be the body's work to strengthen and protect the neck. Better alignment achieved with your yoga my cause the body to begin to remodel the vertebra as spurs and stenosis aren't needed. I like these ideas. And, your neck release yoga definitely realigns my neck. When its out there are BIG snapping noises on one side during initial rotation which disappear as the the lesson continues. Thank you David! Microsurgery may be a later issue. But, for now you are the maintenance of a no symptom life. It's been five years since surgery was recommended by the head of Spine and Neck at a big university hospital and I'm still without pain or symptoms.

Alatiel
Alatiel
February 1, 2019
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Every now and then, I wake up with a monster crick in my neck. This class usually helps me relieve the pain.

amberevan
amberevan
January 28, 2019
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This short video is a salvation to me as a migraine sufferer. It stretches the muscles that lock in my neck after a stressful day or in the morning to prepare for an eventful day. Thank you David for this excellent video. I've been using it for years.

duhsala
duhsala
January 27, 2019
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So good to take care of the neck like this.

agilpwd
agilpwd
January 26, 2019
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No link to rate or enter contest? Anyway, LOVED this one! Like with wrists and hands, parts and variations can be done during the day while sitting at computer, when often most needed. Thanks David for reminder to straighten spine. I find myself slouching during the exercise.

MEFIT8
MEFIT8
January 25, 2019
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Another great reminder that yoga is for anytime & anyplace to relax & release tension! Well done David!

Beverly Feldt
Beverly Feldt
January 20, 2019
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Another very good job from David. I've had so many new tools to add to my tool kit through this challenge and this is another great one. Thank you.

nadonado
nadonado
December 26, 2018
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I woke up with a crick in my neck a few days ago. This class has a series of neck stretches, it's like a library of neck stretches that I can use throughout the day. Thank you.

lakota9
lakota9
December 15, 2018
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I have an old injury in my neck from a bus accident that occurred many years ago. These stretches provided immediate, gentle relief of some of the pain I've been experiencing for far too long. Thank you.

Collective One
Collective One
August 23, 2018
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Didn't notice my neck after the practice which was refreshing as I have continual tightness that serves as a constant reminder. Thank you!

Janlynnm
Janlynnm
June 4, 2018
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This is a treasure, and a great start for meditation.

perfecta25
perfecta25
May 9, 2018
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I have chronic stiffness and pain from injuries and this always makes me feel like I've had a massage - I can do it even on my most painful days - it brigs back so much mobility!

Maralepp
Maralepp
May 5, 2018
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It's almost like you are reading my mind when you designed this class. I have chronic pain/stiffness and have been diagnosed with degenerative disks in my lumbar (and cervical) spine. This class will definitely be in heavy rotation, as I can already feel the space between my vertebrae opening up and making room for my nerves. Thank you so much; I'm grateful. Namaste.

rain.aria.dance
rain.aria.dance
May 5, 2018
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The instruction in this class is just what I needed. All too often I forget to regard my neck and will find it aching or tender after inversions. My neck mobility after this short, but sweet class is always significantly improved. Thank you.

Gaynor Walters
Gaynor Walters
April 26, 2018
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Thank you for this great neck release. My neck does feel lighter and much more free. Enjoying this challenge very much.

almqvistersoll
almqvistersoll
April 5, 2018
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Thank you, David! I had forgotten about this one, and remembered it tonight after a day teetering on the edge of a migraine headache. This class loosened my neck up and is going to help me go to sleep without bringing all that tension with me, and my headache is almost gone. Seriously - thank you!

JBonnell
JBonnell
March 6, 2018
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Hello David - thank you so much for this short session. I have chonic neck stiffness/pain, and this slow and gentle approach is perfect for me. It will definitely be in my rotation of daily neck stretches from now on :)

SmileMore
SmileMore
February 7, 2018
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This practice always makes me feel better. Sometimes it even takes away my headaches completely. Thank you, David, for this gentle but effective class.

katielee23
katielee23
January 23, 2018
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Thank you, David - that was THE best neck release. I'm going to bookmark your class for when I need it.

soshedid86
soshedid86
January 9, 2018
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Short, sweet, and perfect for stretching the neck before bed. Thank you!

kmsm
kmsm
November 16, 2017
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I am a senior citizen who has been diagnosed with spinal stenosis and have been having severe headaches several nights a week to the point where I needed to get out of bed and sleep in a recliner. I searched the internet for some relief besides getting another cortisone injection and came across this page. I have been doing the neck exercises for 3 weeks now and have not had one headache. Thank you so so much David, I feel blessed to have found you. I definitely will continue this and other exercises on this page.

David Procyshyn
David Procyshyn
September 12, 2017
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Thank you for the comments, everyone. I'm happy to hear that you're benefitting from the class.

Take care,

David
DoYogaWithMe Founder

sarahreneewolfe
sarahreneewolfe
September 12, 2017
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I'm pretty sure you have saved my neck. This class helped me realize how incorrectly I've been holding my neck and why I've been experiencing so many problems and pain in my neck and shoulder. Just after one day, yesterday, of keeping the awareness of how to hold my neck, my pain is almost completely gone. Thank you for sharing your gift of bringing clarity and awareness to the subtle intricacies of the body. You are a skilled and gifted teacher and I'm so grateful to have found your videos on YouTube!

Yvonne207
Yvonne207
September 6, 2017
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Wow my neck feels fantastic after this challenge!

lologm
lologm
July 30, 2017
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I had a migraine a week ago, and it left my neck so sore and tight. This class was amazing! Definitely part of my migraine recovery now. THANK YOU!

Srividya
Srividya
March 30, 2017
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So calm and slow. This was just what I needed.

Rnfromjmu
Rnfromjmu
March 30, 2017
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A very nice practice..... my neck was so tight, I probably would have benefited from doing this twice.... or pausing the video to hold each pose even longer. Thanks!

nipper
nipper
March 8, 2017
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Mindful thorough neck release. Feels wonderful!

Helen Alford
Helen Alford
February 19, 2017
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After doing this I think the joint at the back of my skull needs some WD40, what a lot of noise and creaking - it made me a little squeamish tbh. But hopefully this has helped, it certainly feels like it.

Clarab2
Clarab2
January 8, 2017
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Thank you David. I love your flexibility work. My neck is popping as I type; I feel much more movement. The 30 day challenge is helping me in many ways. Looking forward to to tomorrow!

margotkeyes
margotkeyes
January 8, 2017
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After falling on ice here in New England, this was JUST what I needed to feel whole again. Thank you!!

Trudywalker5@gmail.com
Trudywalker5@gmail.com
January 8, 2017
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I will put this in my favourites such a nice gentle effective stretch . Love the crickets and sunshine on your face David , beuatiful Sunday morning class . I sat on a block as I have back issues this worked well for me
Peace and love