Did you know that pain in your neck and shoulder likely comes from your hand?
According to Jill Miller, Creator of Yoga Tune Up and Author of The Roll Model, everyday activities like typing, writing, holding a child, or even talking on a cell phone, creates tension in the hand that rises all the way up to the neck and shoulders.
In an episode of the Oprah Winfrey Network’s digital series #OWNSHOW, Miller explained how to use a tennis ball to relieve neck and shoulder pain.
Place the tennis ball on a hard surface like a desk or table and press the junction where the thumb meets the rest of the hand onto the ball. Roll the hand repeatedly on the ball to pry the junction open and apart. This may be uncomfortable. That’s okay. You are feeling the stress leave your hand.