1. Lay flat on a soft blanket with your legs stretched out in front of you. Try to lay the blanket out on a hard, flat surface so that your body is totally parallel to the ground. Place a soft pillow under your head. Do not use an overstuffed pillow, as this can hinder the exercises. Use a small, soft pillow.
2. Slowly lift your head off of the pillow using only your neck muscles. Do not use your abdominal muscles to help you. Lift your head straight up, about four inches off of the pillow, and then release back down onto the pillow. Do 10 repetitions.