Home Health-Fitness Loosen Up: 3 Yoga Poses to Stop Neck Pain Kneel on your mat with your knees hips-width distance apart, and your big toes touching behind you. Take a deep breath in, and as you exhale, lie your torso over your thighs. Try to lengthen your neck and spine by drawing your ribs away from your tailbone and the crown of your head away from your shoulders. Rest your arms beside your legs, palms facing up, or try extending your arms out in front of you. Stay here for five breaths