5 Yoga Postures To Wave Off Stiff Neck Pain

5 Yoga Postures To Wave Off Stiff Neck Pain

In a Medical terminology “Neck Pain” is also termed as “Cervicalgia”. Have you ever experienced Stiff Neck pain? The answer is probably, “Yes” or “Many- a- times”. Most of the time, we complaint about stiffness in neck or acute strains on our shoulders. This problem is mainly contributed to our sitting postures, as for instance the posture in which you inclined over your laptop, all of a sudden jolt in your neck while doing workout regime or extreme bending of neck while doing official task on the office desk, enhanced stress levels, wrong sleeping posture and many more. The stiff neck pain is not only horrible but also affects our focus on our daily routine tasks.

In spite of acute pain in our neck, we keep on neglecting it until the problem becomes too messy. In the most extreme case we either end up rubbing some gel or the pain relieving ointment on the affected areas, using heating mask or pad or in taking some medications. But friends, mind it this is not at all the ultimate solution for your problem. It is better to follow some serious remedial solutions to this issue
prior to complicating it at large.

Today, we will present 5 of such useful and effective Yoga postures to waive off your stiff neck pain. These yoga postures not only offers a soothing and calming effect to the neck but it will also imparts acute therapeutic effects on your stiff neck in the long way. Let’s discuss these Yoga postures in a brief detail one by one:

1. Cow Yoga Posture And Cat Yoga Posture:

In fact these are two independent Yoga postures but both these Yoga Postures are often performed in continuity and in consistent manner, that’s why at times it is also termed as ‘Cow-Cat ‘Posture. This is one of the wonderful pose that offers a great relief in your stiff neck along with bringing a lot of flexibility in the spine, it tones-up your abdomen, helps in improving the digestive system by massaging the digestive organs besides giving a magnificent stretch to both the neck and back of your chest.

Cow Yoga Posture And Cat Yoga Posture

Directions To Perform This Yoga:

First of all you need to knee down and create a table-top look, by bending your back in such a way that your back looks like the table top and your feet’s and hands makes the appearance of the legs of the table. Now, inhale and try to elevate your chin and incline your head backwards such that it faces the ceiling. Then push your belly button towards the floor and try to elevate your tailbone. Stop in this position for a while and take extensive deep breaths. As, you exhale, try to get back to the tabletop position again.

Do try to perform this exercise 6 -7 times and take extensive deep breaths in-between. Proper follow-up of this Yoga posture goes a long way in eradicating stiff neck pain and providing flexibility to your neck as well as shoulders.

2. Child Yoga Posture :

If you are a Beginner and a victim of stiff neck pain, this is the best and the easy yoga posture to do. Most of the time, it is also categorized as a Resting posture because it is usually carried in between tough yoga postures so as to relax your muscles ,eradicates neck pain as well as Back pain. Regular performing of this Yoga posture not only comforts your thighs, ankles, hips but also depreciates the level of stress and overcomes tiredness from your body.

Child Yoga Posture :

Directions To Perform This Yoga:

First of all you need to knee down on the ground and you have to touch your big toes altogether. Now, sit down on your heels and relax your hips on the heels. Keep your heels wide apart as much as you can. Then begin exhaling by bending in the forward direction land laying down your chest in-between the thighs and let your forehead to come closer to the ground.

Clasp in this position for about 2-3 minutes. Do not force yourself too much, do it to the extent in which you are enough comfortable. Then gradually, get back to your initial position. Do perform this posture to calm the stiffness in your neck, composing your brain and relaxing your back as well.

3. Seated Twist Yoga Posture :

The Seated Twist yoga posture is one of the best yoga postures that not only makes your spine flexible but also goes a long way in soothing and relaxing your abdominal tissues but also boost up a lot of flexibility to your neck thus waiving off the stiffness in the neck.

Seated Twist Yoga Posture

Directions To Perform This Yoga:

To initiate it, sit comfortably on the ground with placing your hands alongside and extending your legs ahead of you. Now, twist your right knee and pull up the right foot towards the outspread left leg. Now inhale and try to spread your left arm towards your left. Stop for a while and initiate exhaling, while doing so, pull your left arm diagonally towards your body, in such a way that your elbow joints wraps up the right knee of your body.

Now, take your right hand and place it on the ground near by the tailbone. Raise your chin towards your right shoulder such it faces the ceiling and slightly twist your right elbow so that your right shoulder will slightly sink down. Now take deep breathing for about 5-6 minutes. Repeat the similar pose for your left side as well.

4. Seated Clasping Neck Stretch Yoga Posture :

This posture is specifically carried out to give elasticity and ease in stretching to your shoulders. It is an easy to do yoga posture, which easily break down the stiffness in the muscles and also helps in improving your body posture.

Seated Clasping Neck Stretch Yoga Posture

Directions To Perform This Yoga:

To initiate it, sit comfortably on the ground or a chair. Now, hook-up your hands and tied both your palms behind your head. Now, stretch your spine and slightly push your hands towards your thighs and incline your chin in between your chest. As you exert pressure on your chin, enable the hooks of your palms to wrench your head away from your shoulders. Hold in this position for about 30-45 seconds, and
then gradually lift up your head and untie your hands.

5. Corpse Yoga Posture :

This yoga posture resembles the state of rest, so it is usually practiced at the end of Yoga session. Corpse Yoga posture acquires its name from the resting pose of a dead body. Regular practicing of this yoga posture is really helpful in waiving off the stiff neck pain, as this posture maintains proper blood flow in the neck along with fetching the profound meditative resting posture aids in the regeneration of cells and tissues and is often categorized as stress buster. Not only this, but it is a great posture to shrunken anxiety, insomnia issues and balancing your blood pressure.

Corpse Yoga Posture

Directions To Perform This Yoga:

First of all, relax yourself and lay down on your back comfortably but mind it you are not allowed use any cushions or pillows. Now close your eyes. You have to keep your legs enough distant and thus allow your knees and feet to be in relaxed state. Then, next important thing in this posture is to keep your arms along-side with palms facing upward and should be kept open. Now, be calm and focus slowly on the left side of your body i.e. on your left foot, followed by left knee, thighs now make an alteration towards the right side. Stop here for a while, now focus on your stomach, chest, shoulders, neck and abdomen.

Now, do similar focus on your arms, hands and face as well. Gradually do deep breathing and mitigate all your tensions and stressful factors and try to unify with the nature. This is an absolute awesome posture of relaxing your whole mind and body as well. Practice it for at least 15-20 minutes and see how it work wonders not only for your neck pain but for your overall health.

So, all we can say to conclude is that you can successively mitigate the stiffness in your neck, if you carry out all the above highlighted yoga postures with utmost dedication along with experiencing a lot of relief in your stiff neck pain after consistent follow ups of these yoga postures. Last but not the least, if the pain sticks above 1 week, then it is highly recommended to consult your Medical practitioner at the
earliest.