A common complaint of people who work at a desk or on computers is having neck stiffness.
I have found that a primary cause of this problem is actually from slouching. When the mid- and upper-back are slouched, they don’t provide a good foundation for the neck, resulting in (you guessed it)… stiffness!
If you’re suffering from a stiff neck due to sitting, try this:
In your normal sitting position gently rotate your head to either side – looking right to left, left to right – and feel into your ability to turn both ways.
Now, sit with your arms resting down by your sides palms facing forward. Your shoulders should be relaxed. Lightly squeeze your lower shoulder blades together and watch as you sit up straighter and taller. Keep your head looking straight ahead and not looking up or down. It should naturally want to go back so it is more in line with your shoulders rather than slouched in front of you.
Again, try turning your head to either side and see how much further and easier it is to do now.
Repeat as needed!
This is a great technique to do throughout the work day. It is even better to do while standing if you want to give that a try too!