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Yoga Postures For Neck & Shoulder Pain Relief

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Shoulder Pain

In one of our previous posts, we shed light on the importance of taking care of your spinal cord and back. As work from home and poor postures continue to become a way of life, we felt it was equally important to share yogic postures for neck and shoulder pain as well.

Read on and treat your pain with these postures.

For Shoulder

Thread The Needle

  • Bend down on your knees and hands.
  • With your left hand on your yoga mat, inhale and stretch your right hand upwards.
  • Exhale and bring down back your right hand and do the same for your left hand.

Chest Opener

  • Come onto your belly and form a T shape with your hands.
  • Roll to your left while pressing your left shoulder and ear on the mat.
  • Take 5 deep breaths.

The Dolphin

  • Form a V shape with your hands and head towards the floor and your hip raised up.
  • Press your forearm and palm on your mat and shoulders away from your ear, creating space.
  • Hod and take deep breaths.

For Your Neck

Step Forward And Bend

  • Stand straight and bend down towards your knees.
  • Stretch your hands towards your legs and bring your chin and chest closer to your legs as much as you can.
  • Stay in this position for around a minute.

Warrior II Pose

  • Stand straight and take your left foot backward and your right foot forward.
  • Stretch your hands with the right hand above your right leg and your left hand above your left leg with palms facing down.
  • Slightly bend your right leg and press into both feet.
  • Keep your spine straight and extended.
  • Take deep breaths and do this for 30 seconds.

Reclining Twist

  • Lie on your back.
  • Bend your knees and bring your feet close to your hip.
  • Swing your knees to your left so they touch the ground.
  • Turn your head towards your right facing your palm.
  • Hold, take deep breaths and relax for a few minutes.

These are essential postures that would take care of your neck and shoulder pain. Start practicing them and see the results for yourself.

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