Know from Jagdish, which asanas should be done when suffering from Cervical spondylosis
Cervical spondylosis :: Causes
As you age, the bones and cartilage that make up your backbone and neck gradually develop wear and tear. These changes can include:
Dehydrated disks. Disks act like cushions between the vertebrae of your spine. By the age of 40, most people’s spinal disks begin drying out and shrinking, which allows more bone-on-bone contact between the vertebrae.
Herniated disks. Age also affects the exterior of your spinal disks. Cracks often appear, leading to bulging (herniated) disks — which sometimes can press on the spinal cord and nerve roots.
Bone spurs. Disk degeneration often results in the spine producing extra amounts of bone in a misguided effort to strengthen the spine. These bone spurs can sometimes pinch the spinal cord and nerve roots.
Stiff ligaments. Ligaments are cords of tissue that connect bone to bone. Spinal ligaments can stiffen with age, making your neck less flexible.
Yoga exercises for cervical spondylosis
Yoga is a natural and holistic remedy for cervical spondylosis. A regular practice of this ancient science leads to a flexible body, calm mind and a positive attitude towards life.
These are the yogic asanas one should do while suffering from cervical spindylosis
* Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose) :: This pose expands the chest and strengthens the spine. It also helps soothe sciatica.
* Ardha Matsyendrasana (Sitting Half-Spinal Twist) :: This pose stretches the neck and shoulder and also energizes the spine.
* Dhanurasana (Bow Pose) :: This asana stretches and stimulates the neck.
* Marjariasana (Cat Pose) :: This pose stretches the neck and alleviates backache.
* Setu Bandhasana (Bridge Pose).:: This asana improves the flow of blood to the head, thus relieving it of headache. It also stretches the neck.
* Matsyasana (Fish Pose) :: This asana strengthens the back of the neck. It also stretches and stimulates the throat and neck.
Note: please perform all these asanas under the guidance of yoga instructor
Author is student to PG department of yoga, Ranchi University, Ranchi.