Recently, I've been focusing on incorporating more connective tissue release and stretching practices into my own personal routine—and sharing it with others. The advantage of this practice is that it works to break up adhesions, elongate your muscles, and release muscular tension. All of this equals a greater range of motion and increased comfort for your shoulder and neck muscles.

For shoulder tension, it's important to focus on releasing both the front and the back muscles surrounding your shoulders. A lot of shoulder and neck tension can be caused by tight chest muscles due to (you guessed it!) the overuse of computers and cellphones.

There are a number of different ways to release the tension we hold in our shoulders and necks, but here are my three favorites: