Neck pain is one of the most common problems faced by everyone, especially in the work from home set-up.
The increased screen time, long sitting hours and no physical activity can lead to severe or persistent neck pain.
To your rescue, here are three easy yoga poses that can help relieve neck pain in no time.
Yoga has been a part of Indian culture since the ancient times. It is a combination of exercise movements and meditation techniques that integrate the mind and body. It improves flexibility, stamina, mental health and overall body strength.
A study has found that yoga can help relieve neck pain, improve pain-related function disability, increase cervical range of motion, improve the quality of life and boost mood.
The pose helps in stretching and relaxing the spine, neck, glutes and hamstrings. It also helps release tension in your lower back and neck.
How to do the pose?
Sit on your shin bones, keeping your knees together, your big toes touching and heels splayed out to the side.
Fold forward at your hips and walk down in front of you, then sink your hips back down towards your feet.
Gently place your forehead on the floor, keeping your arms extended. Stay in the position as long as you can and continue to deep breathe.
The exercise stretches and massages your spine, relieves tension in your torso, shoulders and neck, while improving the blood circulation.
How to do the pose?
To perform the pose, come on all fours. Inhale, look up, dropping your abdomen down toward the ground as you extend your spine. Exahle and arch your spine towards the ceiling and tuck your chin into your chest. Keep doing the movement for 1 minute at least.
Though this yoga pose is performed at the end of a yoga session, here it’s not so. The pose helps alleviate body pain, relax and reduce the stress levels in the body.
How to perform the pose?
Lie down on your back with your feet spread and palms facing up. Notice your breathing. See how gradually your body is getting relaxed. Stay in the pose for as long as you want.