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5 Simple Yoga Poses To Improve Posture And Get Relief From Neck And Back Pain

By Andrew Alpin, 5 March 2017


If you’re prone to constant neck and back pain, the most common reason could be a poor posture. One of the main reasons for bad posture is sitting at a desk to long which is what many of us are compelled to do during working hours. Performing Yoga to improve posture is a simple and effective way to regain health and have an erect posture free from all pain.

Improving your posture from yoga also contributes to flexibility because it requires you to stretch your spine and back gently while opening up your shoulders and chest. Yoga strengthens your core areas and keeps you fit.

1 Tadasana (Mountain Pose)

Tadasana is the exact way we should stand and if you can do this pose without difficulty it means your posture is quite good. In this pose you should be standing with feet at hip distance apart with toes outward. Shoulders should be relaxed and wide. Now raise arms over head and shoulder width apart, shoulders should be lowered and relaxed. Hold for 1 minute.


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2 Vrksasana (Tree Pose)

Shift your balance to the right foot and stand straight. Place your left foot on your inner thigh. Now balance yourself and raise hands in Namaste pose. Now in Tadasana position fix your eyes on a point in front to get balanced hold for a minute and repeat on the other foot.


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3 Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog)

If you’re using yoga to improve posture, then this is one of the best. It stretches your spine and opens up your shoulders. In the tabletop position straightens legs; tuck in toes and lift hips towards the ceiling. Spread fingers and adjust your hands accordingly. Stretch your spine which should be in line with the head and neck. Hold for a minute.

Adho Mukha Svanasana

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