Donna Eden in her book Energy Medicine gives us the two following exercises on how to release neck and shoulder tension and points out the benefits:
1. Take a hairbrush that has strong bristles and tap your shoulders in a steady rhythm until you feel more relaxed. The bristles on the hairbrush are like prongs that can break up congested energy.
2. Standing, with your arms stiffened and hanging down the sides of your body, make fists, and lift your shoulders high, rolling your head back and to the sides. Repeat this half-circle motion for 15-20 seconds a couple of times each day. You are giving your neck and shoulders a natural massage that softens the knots, breaks up calcium deposits, and frees energy to move through the area.
Have a great day! I am off to buy an inexpensive strong bristle brush.