Yoga Therapeutics: Neck Pain Relief

Woke up with a stiff neck?

Does your neck feel painful after a tiring day at the office?

Are your neck’s movements restricted?

Our neck carries a lot of strain throughout a day of sitting, intensified by poor posture or painful, unwanted injuries. The consistent stress and tension that our neck experience creates tightening and shortening on its ligaments and muscles, which causes pain and a restricted range of motion.

Striking Out Tensions

Giving our neck the pampering it needs to release muscle tensions isn’t that hard. Yoga is an efficient way of providing not just our neck, but our whole body, the relaxation it deserves. The best part about this method is, it’s not only easy to follow, but it is also free. Just properly flow with the poses and allow your neck to decompress and release all the stress it bears. Breathe along towards calmness and strike that neck pain out of your system with these Yoga poses!

Cat/Cow Movement: This movement is the best way to begin your flow. It is also an excellent countermovement to our head’s poor habit of putting a lot of stress in the neck from looking down at our phones, reading, and watching. The muscles at the back of our neck are extending and flexing as we do these activities, will cause muscle tightness. Cat/Cow movement gently stretches out neck and eases out theses muscle tensions.

  • To Do The Pose: Begin on all fours, plant your hands on the ground parallel to your shoulders and place your knees on the ground, parallel to your hips. Inhale and look upwards as you draw your shoulder blades closer to each other and arch your back. Then, exhale as you curve your back, drawing your shoulder blades away from each other. Keep your gaze at your navel and push away from the floor through the shoulders. Do this movement for five rounds.

Thread-The-Needle: This pose is an amazing twist for the cervical spine. It also stretches the sides of the neck, which is often-times the stiff neck region. 

  • To Do The Pose: Start on all fours, Table Top position. Inhale and extend your left arm up, and exhale as you thread it in the space between the right hand and right knee with your palms facing the sky. Rest the temple of your head on the mat and hold the pose for a minute. Do the same technique on the other side.

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In practicing Yoga, always listen to your body. If the pain remained persistent after a long time, please consult your doctor. The next time you wake up with a stiff neck or go home with neck pain, just strike these easy Yoga poses, and you’ll surely feel comfortable using minimal effort. In doing so, you also give your body the decompression and relaxation it needs to boost your energy.

Choosing Happiness

Bringing light to the fact that your happiness is a choice is both empowering and terrifying to most people. You suddenly have so much power over your life, and it can be difficult to learn how to use it. While the idea that happiness is totally dependent on yourself receives great pushback, people who embrace that ideal are the most content people that you will meet. Life does throw you some rough and tough situations, and those do impact you. It makes it a harder effort to choose happiness, but the choice to be happy is still there none the less. It is easier to make yourself happy when you are aware of the now, and when you are grateful for what you have.

Be in the Now

A great deal of unhappiness shows up in your life as stress and worry. These are both routed in the future, and deal with the unknown. There is nothing you can do about the future because it is not here yet. Focusing on the present lets you release your stress and worry. They are not based on anything happening right now and removing them from your concern is a great step towards being happy.

The ideals in mindfulness are very focused on being present in the now, and there are so many different ways to find your mindfulness. Meditation, yoga, and other practices all work on achieving a mindset grounded in the present. Find a method to focus yourself on now, and you will see how much of your unhappiness has no place in your life. Choosing happiness is a much easier choice when you realize that your unhappiness does not belong at all.


Be Grateful

While it sounds like a cliché, being aware and appreciative of your blessings leads to choosing happiness. Being grateful means acknowledging the positives in your life and finding the silver linings in hardships. Going through appreciation exercises, typically done in a daily journal type of method, lets you really see how much you have in your life. This activity helps you to focus on the goodness that is surrounding you and brings happiness to the forefront of your life. When you are faced with hardships, it can be easy to forget the things you have to be happy about. Working to highlight those positives in your life can be difficult, but it really does support you in choosing happiness.

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You can be happy and content in your life. This is a choice that you make, and you make it every moment of everyday. Sometimes you may find that life makes it difficult to actively be happy, but the option is always there. Keeping yourself focused on the present and making sure that you acknowledge the good in your life are ways to make the choice to be happy easier to make. This can take some time to get the hang of, so do not feel discouraged if negative thoughts manage to bring you down. Keep working on the positive and current mindset that leads to a happy and fulfilling life.


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