yoga for neck and shoulder

Yoga for the Neck

A problem that increased immensely with the raised amount of time that people spend working at the computer and sitting at their table the whole day long is neck and shoulder pain. It is extremely important, especially if you have an office job, to keep a good posture while sitting and standing, otherwise the usual hunchbacked pose in front of the computer can quickly lead to neck pain and spreading from there to pain in the shoulders.

yoga for Neck

A basic rule for any kind of neck pain is not to let your head hang forwards. Do not bend forward, do not place your chin on your torso. Your neck muscles, already tense, will be stretched further and will not find the relief from pain you are intending to give them. Instead, bending backwards lets them relax. You can try it by lying on your bed or sofa and letting your head hang down from the rim. Do that for five minutes and you will feel relief from your neck pain. If you do regular yoga practice, you can get permanent relief. The yoga postures listed below stretch and strengthen your neck muscles and help you getting a good and healthy posture.

Yoga for Shoulders

With the improvement of your posture, you will realize that shoulder pain, too, is getting relief. Yoga exercises for your shoulders strengthen the shoulder muscles so that pain does not occur in the first place. Yoga for shoulders is recommended for sportsmen and –women as well, as it strengthens the arms with which you throw, catch and hold balls, discuses, shafts and more.

Yoga retreat for Neck and Shoulders in India

If you just don't seem to get the desired effect or if you would rather do these yoga postures with a real life teacher, you can join our Yoga Retreat for Back, Neck and Shoulders at the Ashram in India - a holiday with daily two hours of yoga classes for your problem area!

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Anjaneyasana - Crescent Moo...

Go down into a low lunge and open your chest and lungs. A pose good for heart, lungs and of course your legs. Stimulates the Anahat Chakra.

Ardha Matsyendra Asana - Ha...

Twist yourself! Great for your inner organs!

Ardha Sirsasana - Half Head...

The exercise before you go into the complete head stand. Beneficial for your brain, eyes, ears and even against hair fall!

Ardha Uttanasana

Balancing in this pose is not as easy as it looks! Try it and thus work out your leg muscles, back muscles and stretch your neck!

Baddha Padmasana - Locked L...

Padmasana not enough for you? Try Baddha Padmasana for the maximum stretch and flexibility of legs and arms! And in this advanced pose there is a...

Bakasana - Crow or Crane

Strengthen your arms, necks, shoulders and your whole upper body while gaining more and more balance. A fun pose with many benefits.

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