Is there a gentle pose that could help relieve some discomfort from a stiff neck/shoulder when stressed out?
Try standing yoga mudra when its really tight, and maybe a knee down twist or other spinal twist. Practice these when there is less stiffness: seated yoga mudra, threading the needle, half prayer twist.
Also some simple stretches with the head and shoulders would be good: bringing the head forward and back, side to side and twisting over one shoulder; shrugging the shoulders, and rolling them up back and down.
Having a daily or weekly yoga practice will help manage stress and help prevent the stiffness and tension.
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