Cat pose improves spinal mobility, stretches the upper back and shoulders, alleviates neck pain and relieves stress and tension.
POSES FOR NECK PAIN
These are the poses you need to alleviate neck pain—to release tension in the upper back and neck, open up the chest, increase mobility in the neck, shoulders and thoracic spine, and strengthen the muscles that stabilise the shoulder blades. You can read more about the causes and effects of this issue in the Articles.
Cow pose is a beginner backbend that is great for increasing t-spine mobility and relieving pain in the neck and in between the shoulder blades.
Child is the ultimate restorative pose. It's great to practice at the start of your session to bring you into your body and quiet your mind.
Ragdoll releases tension at the lower back and stretches the calves and hamstrings. You can bend your knees as much as you need to.
Reclining Sidebend is a restorative pose that stretches the entire length of the side body—especially the obliques, intercostals and shoulders.
Reclining Spinal Twist is a key pose for athletes that can help to alleviate lower back pain, neck pain and pain in between the shoulder blades.
Seated Sidebend is a beginner pose that opens up the hips, improves spinal mobility and stretches the obliques, lats and shoulders.
Seated Spinal Twist stretches the TFL, glutes, abs, obliques, back, chest, shoulders and neck and increases spinal mobility.
Seated Twist is a gentle spinal twist that opens up the hips and stretches the chest, shoulders, upper and lower back. It's great for your posture.
Snake pose is a great postural counterpose that strengthens the mid back, lower back and glutes and opens up the chest and shoulders.
Thread-The-Needle pose is a warm-up twist that increases spinal mobility and can really help to alleviate pain in between the shoulder blades.