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Yoga Poses To Treat Muscle Pain:
1. Tiger breathing (Cat and cow pose)
With synchronized slow breathing, this asana helps relieve the spine, back and neck muscle creating mobility in your spine.
To do cat cow pose, begin with your hands and knees on the floor. Keep your palms shoulder distance apart with your wrist right below your shoulders and keep your knees hip width apart. Start by keeping your spine in a neutral position.
Inhale, roll your shoulder blades back lifting your head up and arch your back.
Exhale, round your back pulling in the naval into the spine. Tuck your chin towards your chest. Continue this fluid movement and connect your breath to each movement. Repeat this for 10 breaths.
2. Fire log pose
As the name suggests, this pose creates intense heat in and around the groin and pelvic region, subsequently diminishing any sciatic pain. This pose is particularly helpful for bikers, runners, and desk workers.
Sit on the floor with your knees bent and shins stacked with the right leg on top. Use your hand to position the right heel over the left knee. Keeping your hips squared to the front of the room, hinge at the hips and slowly walk your hands slightly forward extending the spine. Hold for 30 seconds and repeat on the other side
3. Downward-facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)
I’m sure you’ve heard of this one. This asana helps unwind the entire body. It strengthens the arm and shoulders, lengthens the spine, calves, and hamstrings and energises the entire body by bringing blood flow to your brain.
Start on the floor by placing your hands and knees down. Straighten your legs by lifting your knees off the floor and push your heels down as far as they can go. Extend the spine by pushing away from the ground using your palms. Stay in this pose for 5 to 9 breaths.