Living with chronic shoulder pain can be a real drag, especially when you are trying to enjoy what's left of summertime. The condition can be uncomfortable and even debilitating at times, but the good news is that there is a natural, medication-free way to alleviate its symptoms. Trying beginners yoga in New Jersey can be a good way to shake off the stress and tension that might make shoulder pain worse.
The holistic mind-body regimen has been known to help assuage the pain and discomfort associated with many different ailments, according to the North Jersey Record. Give these poses a try. They may just help you take that load off your shoulders.
1. Sit cross-legged on the ground. Loop your right arm under your left arm, placing the backs of your hands together. Lean forward, deeply inhaling and exhaling five times. Repeat with the left arm under the right arm.
2. From a standing position, bend down and touch the floor. Walk your hands out until your body forms a V. Hold this position for five seconds, breathing deeply. Alternately, this pose can also be performed on your hands and knees.
3. Lie down on your back, crossing your right ankle over your left knee. Reach your right arm through your legs, grasping your left leg and pulling it towards you until you feel a stretch. Hold this position for 10 seconds before releasing and repeating on the other side.
4. Sit with your legs extended in front of you. Reach both arms toward the ceiling and gently lean toward the left. Hold for a count of 15 seconds. Repeat on the right side.