Flexion refers to a bending movement around a joint in a limb that decreases the angle between the bones of the limb at the joint. Flexion can be done in two directions, with respect to one’s neck, i.e. in an up-down movement and a side to side movement.
Up-Down Flexion: Sit/Stand keeping your back straight. Lower your chin towards your chest till you feel a stretch in the muscles at the back of your neck. Hold this position for 10 seconds, and repeat 5 times. This movement stretches out the muscles in one’s neck, elongating them and allowing them to warm up.
Side to Side lateral flexion: Sit/ Stand keeping your spine neutral. Bend your neck so that your ear moves towards your shoulder, do this on both sides in an alternating manner. Hold the bend at each side for 5 seconds, and repeat the movement 5 times.