Holidays are quickly approaching which equats to an increase in stress.  Try this simple stretch to reduce tension in your neck and shoulders. 

Bring your chin towards your chest and interlace your hands behind your head (right at the base of your skull).  Tuck under your abdominals (i.e., think of pressing your belly button towards your spin).  Inhale press your head into your hands, exhale release your head down to the original postion.  Repeat the press 5-8 times.  After your last press hold at the original postion and imagine space in between your vertebrae and the stress leaving your body.  Slowly release your hands and gently bring your head up.