Yogic Cure for Cervical Spondylitis

By Dr. Archana Sharma,( Professional Trainer.)

(Post Graduation in Yogic Science & Human Excellence from Dev Sanskrit University, Haridwar, Uttarakhand.
Ph.D in Yogic Modules for Psychological Problems of Corporate Personnel. )

Cervical Spondylitis is caused by long term degeneration and stiffness of the spinal column in the neck.

The symptoms of this problem is pain, muscular spasm in the back of the neck and shoulders.

Headache is also very common symptom. Sometimes pain radiates in the shoulders, neck and arms.

Yogic management

Yoga asana can reduce stiffness , tension and muscular spasm. Yoga asana  is also helpful in preventing further degeneration, boosting energy and balancing  specific part of the body to heal the tissues and stop  abnormality in bone .

Asana :– Following asans should be practiced:

Poorna butterfly( Full butterfly ),       Skhandha Chakra (Shoulder
Rotation),     Greeva Sanchalan (Neck Movement),.   The neck movement should be performed carefully

.Vajrasana (thunderbolt pose),     Shashankasna (Hare pose), Makarasana (Crocodile pose),     Marjari asana (Cat stretch pose). In cat  stretch, be careful of neck movement,    Shavasna (corpse pose)

These asnas should  be performed slowly and later a little rapidly if there is  pain free movement.

Pranayama:- Nadishodhan Pranayam (Psychic Network purification, without retention and with retention both.)

Dhyan (Meditation):- Kaya sthairyam (Body awareness)  and Yoga Nidra ((psychic sleep)

Diet :- Avoid all food which increases uric acid  level in bones.

Dr Archana can be contacted on email,



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