5 Best Yoga Practices Awesome for Pain Relief

5 Best Yoga Practices Awesome for Pain Relief

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It's time to get you back in the groove! Even if you have a previous or chronic issue! These 5 simple yoga positions are great for pain relief! They will help to get you moving again!

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#1. Child’s Pose.

Start in a kneeling position and sit back on your feet. Bow down to the ground and stretch your arms as far forward as you can.  This is a great stretch for your back and shoulders. You can hold it for 30 seconds up to a minute.

#2. Downward Dog.

Start from all fours on your hands and feet, like a dog on all fours. Lift your knees off the ground, and try to keep your heels down or as close to the floor as possible! Push your buttocks into the air, away from your arms while trying to keep your legs straight. This is a great hamstring, calf, and back stretch. 

It might be a little more stressful, so start with 10 – 15 seconds and work your way up, if you’re unsure! Now transition into the next position:

#3. Upward Dog.

Bring your buttocks forward and down to the ground. Roll onto the top of your feet and keep your arms straight with your head up looking forward. You can start with your thighs on the ground, but you want to eventually push them off the ground. This will help your hip flexor muscles, anterior tibialis muscles, wrist muscles, and your core muscles! Now move into...

#4. Chair Pose.

Bend your knees into a squat position, and make sure you stick your butt back so your knees do not go in front of your toes. Have your feet about shoulder width apart, and slowly raise your arms to an upward angle. Hold this pose for about 30 seconds to a minute. This strengthens your hamstrings, quads, gluts, and shoulder muscles. Finally, you can end with the ever-popular…

#5. Tree Pose.

This will stretch your inner thigh muscles (adductors) and challenge your balance. Take your foot and slide it slowly up the inner part of your opposite leg as high as you can go while keeping your balance. Then slowly raise your arms above your head and put your palms together. Hold this for as long as you can, up to a minute or more! 

Be sure you control your breathing with all of these poses. You want to take deep slow breaths through your nose.


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