Neck pain is the most common complaint encountered by people who continuously sit in front of laptops and desktops. Neck pain can also develop due to injuries or other diseases. Stretching and strengthening exercises for relieving neck pain plays a very important role in recovery.

3 Effective Exercises to Reduce Neck Pain

1. Clockwise and Anti-Clockwise Rotation of the Neck and Shoulders

To avoid strain due to a regular desk job, it is important to remind yourself that you need a break, not just to recharge your mind but also your neck and shoulders. 

Take a break once every few hours and rotate your neck and shoulders, in both the anti-clockwise and clockwise direction until your muscles feel a bit relaxed.

2. Tadasana for a Thorough Relaxation of Thorax

Tadasana - a renowned yoga posture for maintaining the agility of the spine and body is said to work to your benefit if you perform it daily as soon as you wake up. Get out of your bed and raise your ankles and stretch your hands towards the sky as you wait for your body to feel relaxed. 

Practicing tadasana at the start of your day is highly beneficial in reducing the strain that is caused in the neck and the thorax region. 

3. Twelve Poses of Suryanamaskara For An Active Body

Suryanamaskara is a highly recommended form of the yogic marathon that refreshes the whole body in just a few minutes when done properly. The to and fro motion of the various poses of Suryanamaskara relaxes the concerned muscles of the neck and shoulder, thus avoiding muscle soreness and pain. Remember to learn all the poses of Suryanamaskara from a professional or a certified yoga teacher to ensure your postures are correct and to avoid any mishap due to wrong breathing or postures.

As a general rule, neck stretching is best done every day and some exercises can be repeated several times a day. If you are experiencing neck pain quite often, it is advisable to consult your doctor immediately.

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