When it comes to stopping or curing shoulder tension, or simply relaxing, there is no substitute for thorough yoga program.
Daily yoga is very effective in relaxing muscles and preventing stiffness. The following yoga exercises will often come in handy, to CREATE RELIEF AND REDUCE STRESS. ✅
1.Simple Seated Twist
This involves sitting on a chair with your feet firmly on the ground, and bones pressed down. Reach the back of the chair with your right hand and your right knee with the left hand.
With your head in the mid-line extend it up
With your shoulders low, breathe in and out, into the stomach and eventually to the chest. Lastly, don’t forget to turn your head and eyes round.
2. Actively opening the chest through the bridge pose
Lie down on your back and bend your knees, and reach for your feet with your hands, while rolling on your shoulders. Breathe out and raise your butts, then lift the sternum towards the chin. Elongate the back of the neck into the floor and breathe in deeply.
3. Supported Forward Bend
This pose is meant to release and relax your neck. With your legs crossed, sit on the floor in front of a seat and place a pillow in the seat.
Pull the chair towards you and rest your head on the pillow, with your arms just under your forehead.
Gently stretch the neck muscles by dropping the chin to the chest and…
breath in and out while resting your head on the pillow
Also known as corpse pose, this is meant for relaxing completely. 👏
Put a pillow under your neck and head, and a blanket on your knees then breath in deeply, while extending the bottom leg and relaxing the top one. Breathe in and out again and let go.
5. Supta badda konasana
This pose is best performed with your eyes closed or covered with an eye bag or a pillow. It allows the head and neck to relax, while opening the chest.
Lie back on a stack of pillows with your head supported by one or two pillows
The lower edge of the pillow should support the butt, again depending on the size, to support the lower back then lower the chin to elongate the neck muscles. Breathe in and out deeply while in this pose.
6. Ghomukasana arms
This pose comes in handy, in the movement of shoulders, to correct the forward head position and rounded back. You might also want to arm yourself with a belt for this yoga! Set your feet in parallel position and extend sides of the torso up, while pressing down through the sitting bones.
Let the head rest on the body’s MID-LINE and drop the shoulders down