Saturday, May 2, 2020

7 Effective Ways to Get Rid of Neck Pain

1. Tennis ball massage

What to do:

  • Grab a tennis ball and start massaging the base of your skull with it in different ways.
  • If you feel a tight area, add pressure to it for about 20-30 seconds, then release and continue massaging.

2. Bow pose

What to do:

  • Lie flat on your stomach with your chin on the floor and your arms placed at your sides.
  • Bend your knees so that your heels reach your buttocks.
  • Grab your ankles with both hands.
  • Inhale and lift your heels up to the ceiling and your thighs away from the floor. Pull your upper torso and head off the floor at the same time.
  • Hold the position for 10 seconds.
  • Slowly lower your body to the floor on an exhale.

3. Camel pose

What to do:

  • Kneel on the floor, place your knees hip-width apart and thighs perpendicular to the ground.
  • Put your hands on the back of your pelvis with your palms on the tops of your buttocks.
  • Gently pull your tail forward and lean your upper torso backward.
  • Grab your feet with both hands. If it’s not possible, turn your toes under to elevate your heels so that you can hold them with your hands.
  • Lower your head back and hold the pose for about 30-60 seconds, then return to the initial position.

4. Cobra pose

What to do:

  • Lie flat on your stomach, stretch your legs back, and place the tops of your feet on the floor.
  • Put your hands on the floor right under your shoulders.
  • Inhale and begin to lift your chest off the floor by straightening your arms. Press your tailbone toward the floor and curl your spine by slowly lowering your head backward until you feel a stretch.
  • Hold the position for about 15-30 seconds, then release back to the floor with an exhalation.
  • Results: Cobra pose will help you lengthen the front muscles of your neck and realign the shoulders in order to restore a natural curve in your spine.

5. The chin tuck exercise

What to do;

  • Sit upright and place your fingers on your chin.
  • Keeping your eyes on the horizon, gently push your chin back toward your throat until you feel a stretch at the base of your head.
  • Hold the position for 5 seconds, then bring your chin forward again.
  • Repeat 10 times.
  • Results: The chin tuck exercise will help you align your head directly over the torso, relieve the compression in your spine, and reduce the tightness in your neck muscles.

6. The corner stretch

What to do:

  • Face a corner of your room. Stand with your feet together about 2 feet away from the walls.
  • Put both forearms on the walls in front of you. Keep your elbows slightly below the height of your shoulders.
  • Lean toward the corner until you feel a stretch in your chest and shoulders.
  • Hold the pose for 30-60 seconds, then return to the initial position

7. Neck stretches

What to do:

  • To perform a front neck stretch, slowly bend your chin down to your chest and hold the position for 15 seconds. Then lift your head back to the starting position. After this, bend your head backwards and hold the pose for 15 seconds as well. Repeat the exercise 10 times from both positions.
  • To do a side neck stretch, tilt your head directly to the left, drawing your left ear towards your left shoulder. Hold the position for 30 seconds, then return to the initial position and repeat the stretch with the other side. Do a total amount of 10 repetitions.


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