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YOGA FOR NECK PAIN

Orange Ray Alternative Medicine Clinic 17 Feb 2021
YOGA FOR NECK PAIN

It is common for people aged 40 and above to develop intense neck pain, which tends to become chronic overtime. Working on the computer for very long hours is the typical cause of chronic neck pain, as it causes the discs of the cervical spine to shrink, break-down, becomes rigid as well as develops\ bony projections along the edges of the bones. This condition is called Cervical Spondylosis, which causes severe neck pain and the neck region gets stiff over time.

Yoga for Cervical Spondylosis and correction of the sitting posture helps in relieving cervical neck pain, reduces stiffness and strengthens the cervical vertebrae. Practising yoga asanas for cervical neck pain on a regular basis helps in treating the condition naturally without medicines and provides permanent cure for Cervical Spondylosis.

Here are some Yoga poses which are very effective in curing general neck pain and Cervical Spondylosis in particular.

1. Urdhva Hastasana – Upward Hand Pose

Yoga Arms overhead pose

  • Start by standing upright with your feet slightly apart
  • Raise your hands up until your fingers are pointing towards the ceiling
  • Hold the pose for 20 seconds

2. Paschim Namaskar Asana – Reverse Prayer Pose

Yoga Paschim Namaskar reverse prayer

  • Stand upright with your feet slightly apart
  • Join your palms behind your back with fingers facing downwards
  • Now, slowly rotate your palms inward until your fingers are pointing up
  • Hold the pose for about 20 seconds

3. Ardha Uttanasana on Chair

yoga chair pose, yoga for neck pain

  • Stand in front of a chair or a stool in an upright position, make sure you are about 2 feet away from the chair
  • Raise your hands until your fingers are pointing up
  • Gradually bend your torso forward and grip the edge of the chair with your hands
  • Hold the pose for about 20 seconds

These Yoga poses are effective in curing neck pain caused due to Cervical Spondylosis. If you are suffering from chronic neck pain due to any other acute medical condition, we can develop customized Yoga Therapy solutions that’ll help in curing you without any medication.

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