Pain in the Neck

In today’s society there are many people suffering with neck pain.  It is estimated that about half of the grown up population have lost their cervical curve to a certain degree. Google “loss of cervical lordosis” and you will see the wide range of problems that it can cause.  And yet, degeneration of the neck is something we assume is bound to happen with age.

However, with yoga the condition of the neck can be greatly improved.  The two main areas to work on is bringing curve back into the neck and the traction which increases spaces between the vertebrae, which leads to decompression of the discs.
There are many exercises which work on those issues.  The secret to the success is in doing them regularly, and by regularly I mean 3-4 times a day in the beginning. Only by doing little and often, the muscles supporting the neck will start to change their pattern and adapt to a new and corrected posture.

 X-rays of different necks

X-rays of different necks