Yoga For Cervical Spondylosis

Cervical spondylosis is also known as cervical osteoarthritis and its root cause lies in the fact that with the aging process, the cartilage from our bones starts withering off, especially in the regions of the joints. As a result, the amount of cartilage present in our neck region reduces and it causes severe pain and can abandon your daily life routine. 

Experts are of the opinion that it is mostly seen in people above 60 years of age. Aging is no doubt a cause of cervical spondylosis but a dormant lifestyle full of a lengthy time span is also held responsible for its occurrence in youngsters. If you skip exercise and experience stress and anxiety in your life, you can definitely be a victim of this disease. Injuries of the neck or a slip disc condition and even obesity have been listed as one of the causes of spondylosis. It is believed to be genetic also.

The disease starts with severe pain in the neck and shoulder region and you may feel neck stiffness and a bit of headache as well. You should avoid doing activities that put pressure on the neck.

As a preliminary cure, one is advised to take calcium in the daily diet, be well hydrated, eat lots of green vegetables and fruits, stop heavy weight lifting, and exercise on a regular basis.

In this article, we are going to discuss how yogic exercises can put an end to the root causes of cervical spondylosis.

Top 8 Yoga For Cervical Spondylosis 

Matsya asana

This asana is also referred to as fish posing. In this exercise, one has to cross his legs and bend backward till your legs touch the ground. This pose helps you improve your neck’s flexibility and helps reduce the soreness of your neck. When you stretch your upper body, air enters into your tracheal system and your lungs respire actively and you improve your respiratory quotient. If you have to sit for longer durations, then this asana will surely be beneficial for you.


This asana has been designed especially for relaxing your body. It has been helpful as it helps your spine retain its original position and your spine will come back to its normal form.

Bhujanga asana

This asana is also known as the Cobra posing exercise. If you feel that your spine is stiffening, and you cannot feel the nervous impulses, then this exercise is the best fit. It can do wonders and you can easily get rid of the neck pain.

Bal shayanasana

This exercise has also been referred to as the children’s pose. While doing this exercise, you have to lie backwards and hold your legs and feet in the upward position and keep hold of your toes. When you are in this position, the curve formed helps your back to get rid of the pain.

Ardha naukasana

 It has also been referred to as the half boat exercise. With the help of this exercise, you can easily add strengthen your vertebral column. You have to lift your legs upwards and also keep your back portion away from the ground. This asana not only helps you to get rid of your cervical problems but also acts an instant remedy for your indigestion and chronic constipation.It is also helpful if you are diabetic

Ardha Shalbhasana

 This asana is also known by the name ‘Half Locust’ posing and it helps get relaxation from minor back and neck aches. Just lay downwards making stomach as the base and then raise one of your legs occasionally. This pose is the starting phase for another similar exercise called Shalbh asana, wherein one has to raise both his legs away from the floor.

 Shashank Bhujangasana

 You can also call it the ‘striking cobra’ asana. It is basically a unique blend of two asanas, the shanshanka asana(hare form) and the Bhujang asana (cobra form).You have to initially lie down on the floor and stretch your body in such a way that you look like a snake. And when one switches off from one phase to another, your neck and vertebral column have to be held straight.

Kohni Chalana

This asana is based on your elbow movements. Herein you have to move your shoulders using your arms as well as elbows. This exercise helps you have in improving the movement of your arms and works on the flexibility of the shoulder joints. Your blood circulation improves automatically nearby your neck region and you get relaxation from cervical spondylosis pain.

The above mentioned exercises will no doubt help you fight cervical spondylosis, but other kinds of stretching exercises have to be practiced to get rid of the disease. The shoulder, neck, as well as eye-rolling exercises, have to be followed in a balanced way on the right as well as the left side.

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