Yoga to Help Alleviate Neck Pain

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Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night, or even the next morning, to find that you can barely move your neck? It doesn’t matter if you’re at home or at work, one thing is for sure; neck pain is always an inconvenience. However, did you know that yoga can help alleviate neck pain?

More Yoga, Less Neck Pain

There are many, many causes of neck pain. Some require serious medical attention. However, for the purpose of this article, we will be referring strictly to muscle-related issues that cause neck pain. Some stretches and yoga can provide neck pain relief.

Incorporating regular yoga and stretching into a workout plan helps to release muscle tension and elongate tight areas in the body. Yoga and stretching is the perfect practice for pain relief.

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What Muscles Are You Targeting?

The muscles in charge of rotating, extending, and hyperextending the neck tend to become tense. However, some other muscles in the bottom half of your body, like the lower back, hips, and hamstrings, could become so tense that they affect neck mobility.

Yoga Cow face poseStretching

The neck is a pretty sensitive part of the body. Always be extra careful when stretching it. Breathe properly during the movements and at the minimum sign of increasing discomfort, stop. There are several movements you can do to loosen those tight muscles around your neck, or even the rest of your body, through yoga. However, it’s even better if you can attend regular classes guided by a professional that can immediately correct your postures and avoid any self-inflicted injuries.

Join Our Class and Find Neck Pain Relief

Yoga is a popular activity for athletes, children, seniors, & dancers! Yoga can be modified to suit all levels of fitness. Yoga has been proven to lower blood pressure and increases strength and flexibility. At Bella Diva Dance, we love to show students how to move their bodies mindfully to help relieve tension with uoga. Come try one of our classes in Denver!