Jill was recently on oprah.com’s OWN Show to demonstrate a stretch for the platysma and scalenes, muscles on the front of the neck that get short and tight from too much “head forward” position. Here’s that same neck stiffness relief stretch which we affectionately call the “Marlon Brando” for you to try right now! And for more neck muscle exercises, check out the Quick Fix for Neck videos.

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Jill Miller

Jill Miller, C-IAYT, ERYT is the co-founder of Tune Up Fitness Worldwide and creator of the self-care fitness formats Yoga Tune Up® and The Roll Model® Method. With more than 30 years of study in anatomy and movement, she is a pioneer in forging relevant links between the worlds of fitness, yoga, massage, athletics and pain management. She is known as the Teacher’s Teacher and has trained thousands of movement educators, clinicians, and manual therapists to incorporate her paradigm shifting self-care fitness programming into athletic and medical facility programs internationally. She has crafted original programs for 24 Hour Fitness, Equinox, YogaWorks, and numerous professional sports teams. She and her team of 500+ trainers help you to live better in your body with an emphasis on proprioception, mobility, breath mechanics and recovery. She has presented case studies at the Fascia Research Congress and International Association of Yoga Therapy conferences. She has the rare ability to translate complex physiological and biomechanical information into accessible, relevant moves that help her students transform pain, dysfunction and injury into robust fitness. Jill is the anatomy columnist for Yoga Journal Magazine and has been featured in Shape, Men’s Journal, Good Housekeeping, Women’s Health, Yoga Journal, Self, and on the Today Show and Good Morning America. Jill is regularly featured on the Oprah Winfrey Network. She is the creator of dozens of DVD’s including Treat While You Train with Kelly Starrett DPT and is the author of the internationally bestselling book The Roll Model: A Step by Step Guide to Erase Pain, Improve Mobility and Live Better in your Body. Based in Los Angeles, CA, she is a wife and mother of two small children and is currently writing her second book.

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Sara Wang

I get tight neck all the time, will incorporate this into my neck stretch routine.


Usually when I have an ache or pain, I tend to use cold therapy, get a massage, or do physical therapy. I never thought about the self remedies that you can do by yourself. The neck stretch alleviated my minor neck pain. Since I tend to tilt my head forward, contracting and shortening the muscles in the front of my neck, by doing this stretch, my neck felt more relaxed. I tend to gaze at a computer monitor for a long period of time. I should really take a break and get up to stretch the muscles that have been… Read more »

Laura Woodrow

Platysma! A favorite neglected muscle! Thanks for bringing awareness to this one.

deborah liu

this was such a helpful article and video. i just had reconstructive surgery and the neck has been frozen and tight. i just released a lot and gained a great deal of mobility just by doing this a few times. thank you!


I love this one – and have never done anything like it. Adding the underbite position makes such a different and creates a great release in my chronically tight jaw. Thank you!