Article by Glen Wood – The Yoga Teacher
Yoga for Drivers Neck and Shoulder Pain Part 2
Recommended by Prevention Magazine Yoga: Relief from Neck and Shoulder Pain offers a comprehensive look at gentle yet effective yoga poses to relieve tension, increase strength, and improve posture in the neck and shoulders. Lillah provides clear guidance for the safe execution of each pose, suggestions for correcting common mistakes, and non-weight bearing alternative poses for therapeutic needs.
Although no one treatment works for everyone, many aspects of yoga make it ideal for treating back pain and neck pain. For example, studies have shown that those who practice yoga for as little as twice a week for 8 weeks make significant gains in strength, flexibility, and endurance, which is a basic goal of most rehabilitation programs for back pain or neck pain.
A common cause of shoulder pain is soreness of the tendon (a cord that attaches a muscle to a bone) of the rotator cuff (the part of the shoulder that helps circular motion). If shoulder pain and immobility are keeping you awake at night or from the daily activities you love, you are not alone.
The Alexander Technique is often used by people with postural problems, chronic back and neck pain, or a desire for improved performance in sports or the performing arts. Much of what is known about the benefits of the technique has been anecdotal.
More recently, small scientific studies have suggested benefits for stress reduction, back pain during pregnancy and chronic pain (Atchison, 1999), pregnancy and childbirth (Stallibrass, 1997), enhanced relaxation (Kerr, 2000), improved balance in older women (Dennis, 1999), enhanced respiratory function (Austin, 1992) and improvement in posture, spasticity and anxiety in people with learning disabilities (Maitland, 1996).
It is best to do your yoga exercise for low back pain under the supervision of a good yoga instructor, and if you encounter any problems with these poses, you should consult an expert. Even just one or two sessions with a yoga instructor can help, as an instructor will help you with your form and posture during poses.
Yoga – Relief from Neck & Shoulder Pain (VHS Video)featuring Lillah Schwartz Relieve stress and improve posture with this comprehensive routine 60 minutes of Instruction 22 Minutes of Guided Practice. A simple time tested, therapeautic sequence of yoga postures focused on relieving tension, gaining strength and improving posture in your neck and shoulders. The 60 Minutes of Instruction provide you with clear gentle guidance for the safe and effective execution of each yoga pose and teaches you how to correct the most common mistakes.
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Glen Wood – The Yoga Teacher, dedicated to unlocking the Real Secrets of Back, Shoulder and Neck Pain.
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