With the advent of modern living, neck pain is commonly experienced by individuals of all the age groups. The reason behind this are the wrong sitting postures, stress, long sitting jobs, accidents, etc. It mentally disturbs you and needs quick measures to be cured. Medication are some of the quick relieving measures, but they are not reliable on the long term. However, there are some yoga exercises which can naturally tone the muscles of the back and help you stay away from the neck pain for long.
Here Are The 8 Yoga Poses To Get Rid Of Neck Pain:
Begin this pose by kneeling on the floor with the big toes of the feet touching each other. Separate the knees about the distance of hip width and gradually sit on your heels. With an exhale, slowly lower the buttocks so that the tailbone feels to lengthen. Keep the torso folded over the thighs and lengthen the back of the neck. Gradually, bend from the waist and allow the forehead to rest on the floor. Place the hands by the sides of the torso with the palms facing upwards. However, do not strain yourself if it pains. Stay in this pose as long as you can and slowly lift yourself back to the normal position, while inhaling.
Seated Twist Pose
Begin this pose in a sitting posture on the floor with the legs extended out in the front, straight and the hands placed at the sides. Now bend your right knee and lift the right foot and place it to the outer side of the left leg, which is stretched forwards. Extend the left arm and draw it across the body so that it wraps around the right knee. Take the right hand and position it backwards, near the tailbone. Face towards the right shoulder while ensuring that the spinal cord is straight. Stay in this pose for about 5 minutes and then repeat the pose by changing the sides.
Ear To Shoulder Pose
Begin this pose either by sitting or standing straight so that the spinal cord does not face any bend. Look straight with both the arms placed by the sides. Deeply inhale and while exhaling, bend your head towards the right side so that the right ear is brought close to the right shoulder. Do not put weight of the head over the shoulders. Ensure that the head is in the same plane as the shoulders. Hold on to this pose as long as you can and then and draw the head back to the center while inhaling. Repeat the same pose by changing the sides.
Begin this pose by kneeling on the hands and knees. Position the body in a neutral, table top position. Make sure, that the hands are aligned directly below the shoulders and the knees are aligned below the hips. Also, look straight, inhale and slowly extend the spine while looking upwards and forwards, arching the back and neck like a cow. Stay in this pose for some time and continue with the cat pose.
After staying in the cow pose continue the with the cat pose. Exhale and gradually curve the back towards the ceiling, bringing the chin inwards, towards the chest. Stay in this pose for a few seconds and continue both the exercises one after the other for about 10 times. This will will give a good massage to the spine keeping the neck pain away.
Legs Up The Wall Pose
This pose is simple. Just lay down on the floor on your back and position the legs with the knees straight against the wall. The feet must face the ceiling and the legs should be touching the wall. Do not bend the legs from anywhere. Extend the arms to the sides with the palms facing upwards. Remain in this pose for about 5-10 minutes and then slowly return to the normal position.
Extended Triangle Pose
Begin this pose by standing straight in Tadasana. Now, separate both the legs about 4 feets apart. Extend both the hands to the sides. Inhale and gradually bend from the waist to the right side. Try to touch the right feet with the right hand and let the left hand be directed straight pointing upwards. Look at the left hand while bending towards the right. Remain in this pose as long as you can and then relax. Repeat the exercise by changing the sides.
The most easiest of all the poses. For this exercise, lay down on the floor in a neutral position on the back. Keep the body and the head straight. Also, the back and the neck must be aligned and completely straight. Let the feet be separated slightly. Position the hands to the sides, facing upwards. Stay in this pose for about 5 minutes and this is going to relieve the pain further by relaxing all the muscles.
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