One main reason for back and neck pain is poor posture. The person with a poor posture is also not a pleasant sight to look at and it affects the impression they make on others. Sedentary jobs in front of a computer have made matters worse. Even though we all know how to sit straight in front of a computer most of us revert to the hunched position after a while.
There are many (conscious) options available to correct incorrect posture but the best one is yoga. The yoga sessions in My Fitness My Journey will align the back properly and increase its support. Yoga poses that relieve shoulder tension, open the chest and stretch the hip are useful in correcting the posture of a person.
You may find some of the yoga poses hard to do, just relax, breathe and remember not to put your body under too much stress.
Tadasana or Mountain pose
Mountain pose is the easiest pose to perform but you know the pose before you do it. The main purpose of a mountain pose is to find balance.
While doing it you need to stand with your feet hip width apart consciously make an effort to have the entire foot active on the floor. The feet should be parallel to each other. Now do a straight stretch of the spine from the tail bone to the head. The head should be held straight and aligned with the spine. Your hands should be loose with palms facing forward. Now take a deep breath and fill your lung with air, hold and breathe out.
Bhujangasana or cobra pose
This is another good pose for improving the posture and it stretches the spine and opens the shoulder. Lie flat on your stomach with extended toes. Put your palms on the floor close to the shoulders with the fingers pointing straight and elbows tucked in. With the arms lift the chest up, only your hips should be on the floor. Hold this pose for 30 seconds before coming back to start position.
Ustrasana or camel pose
This is a slightly advanced pose and takes practice to get perfect. It stretches the shoulder and chest and opens the lungs. It is a great pose for correcting drooping posture. Start by sitting on your knees with the toes and legs facing the back. Hold the right heel with the right hand and the left heel with the left hand and stretch backwards while pushing the hip forward. Hold for ten seconds and then return to start position. You may feel lightheadedness, hence perform it slowly.
Other yoga poses for posture are as follows:
- Prasarita Padottanasana
- Setu Bandha Sarvangasana
- Ardha Bhujangasana
- Shava Udarakarshanasana, etc.
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