The carefully controlled movements of yoga make it a fairly safe form of exercise for people looking to relieve neck pain. A German study found that Iyengar yoga, which focuses on alignment to increase mobility and strength, was especially effective for neck pain relief. After getting approval from a doctor or Beverly Hills board-certified spinal surgeon, try the following 5 poses.
By strengthening and lengthening your spine, this pose also gently opens spaces in the neck. Get on all fours in a neutral position, then:
Ease neck tension with this pose. Start this restorative pose on all fours before getting on your knees with your hips toward your heels, then:
Increase the flexibility of your entire spine and range of motion of your neck with this pose. Sit on the floor with your legs extended, then:
Increase overall circulation with this pose while also taking pressure off of your neck. Start on the floor with your knees up to your chest, then:
Wrap up your session with this restorative pose. Ease yourself to the floor and rest flat on your back, then:
To learn about the causes of your neck pain or to discuss treatment options, reach out to The Spine Institute Center in Beverly Hills. Dr. Hyun Bae and his team of experienced spinal surgeons can provide a diagnosis and help you move toward living a pain-free life. Give us a call today at 310-828-7757 to schedule an in-person consultation.