Yoga Sequences that Will Help You Stretch and Strengthen Those Problem Areas (Part 2)

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Yoga is a great modern way to help stretch out your body, strengthen your muscles, and alleviate stiffness and pain. While it may seem sometimes like a modern fad, yoga has actually been around for centuries and has stayed in the forefront of movement techniques due to its effectiveness. If you’ve been experiencing pain in one area or another, it’s possible that stretching and doing yoga could help strengthen those problem areas and, in turn, alleviate your pain.

We spoke with Dr. Jason Bauer, DC, our doctor who works on a lien in South Summerlin, Las Vegas, Nevada, about yoga poses that can help stretch and strengthen those problem areas.

First, he recommended Child’s Pose or Balasana, which you can watch here.

Next, he recommended Urdhua Mukha Shvanasana or Upward Facing Dog, which is a great heart opener. You can watch and follow along here:

To do this pose, start on your stomach. Bring your chin to the mat and put your hands under your shoulders. Inhale up into Baby Cobra pose.

If this feels good, you can continue to straighten your arms and press all the way up into Upward Facing Dog.

You can use a pillow by placing it under your pelvis for extra support.

By doing this, you are engaging and opening up your chest, and you can lean your head back a bit to get a stretch on your neck, too.

It’s important to remember that while stretching is good for you most of the time, if you are feeling any pain while stretching, you should speak with your doctor immediately for advice. And if you’ve been injured in a car accident, be sure to speak with Dr. Bauer or any of our doctors who work on a lien basis about the treatment that is best for your situation.