People are experiencing an alarming increase in illnesses of the neck and spine. The muscles in our bodies naturally deteriorate as we age. However, we may maintain our vitality and activity far into our later years with the right care, nutrition, exercise, and rest. We rarely use the full range of motion that our bodies are capable of. Physical inactivity causes widespread issues including cervical spondylitis and other conditions.
Himalayan Siddha Akshar, Yoga guru, Founder of Akshar Yoga Institutions, says, “The disorder known as cervical spondylitis or cervical spondylosis affects more than 85% of adults over 60. These neck and spine conditions are primarily brought on by bad lifestyle choices. This includes bad posture, inactivity, prolonged periods of inactivity, slouching or hunching when using a phone, etc. One of the main causes of stiffness in the neck and spine regions can be poor posture. Yoga is a holistic science created to help us in many areas of our lives to battle this. Yoga asanas, pranayama, meditation, mudras, and other yogic practices help the practitioner’s physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being.”
Try these yoga asanas for relief from cervical pain: