Yoga poses are also greatly beneficial for chronic neck and back pain. Here are a few poses we recommend if you are sitting in front of your computer for extended periods of time:
Kneels on the floor and sit back on your heels. Then, spread your thighs wide enough so you can lay your chest between them. Exhale and lay your arms out in front of you. You want to feel the weight of your shoulders pulling on your back muscles. This is a resting pose, and you can hold it anywhere from 30 seconds to a couple of minutes. While maintaining the position, try to focus on your breathing and relax your body.
Cat and cow pose
These are both variations of the same pose. You will start by getting down on your hands and knees. Place your hands directly under your shoulders and center your head in a neutral position. Exhale and round your back in a convex position for the cat pose. Then, as you inhale push your back down into a concave position for the cow pose. Continue exhaling and inhaling as you go from cat to cow.
This is a similar position to the Cat and Cow pose, so feel free to do them consecutively. Start by getting into a push-up position, and make sure your hands are in line with your shoulders. Exhale and push your knees away from the floor. A slight bend in the knees is okay. While you're pushing your knees away from the floor, extend your tailbone and push your hips back. You should feel it stretching your lower back, as well as your hamstrings, calves, and shoulders. Feel free to rock back and forth on your toes and heels for a deeper stretch.
Connect with a Reno Chiropractor
If you continue to experience neck, shoulder, or back pain, connect with your trusted Reno Chiropractors at Davis Chiropractic. Call and book your appointment today!