Exercise -16: Neck movement (i)
- Assume base position
- Slowly move head backwards and forwards- touching the chest with the chin in front.
- Repeat 10 times.
Exercise -16: Neck movement (ii)
- Slowly tilt the head towards the right and left- initially while facing directly forward and then while turning the head towards the left and right.
- Repeat both 10 times.
Exercise -16: Neck movement (iii)
- Slowly rotate the head in as large a circle as possible.
- Repeat 10 times each in clockwise and anti-clockwise direction.
- Do not strain.
All nerves connecting the body parts pass through the neck region and strengthening of the neck muscles helps in neck pain and vertigo.
Anti-gastric asanas set is useful in removing wind and gas from stomach and the intestines. These are also very effective for removing constipation and indigestion. These prepare the body for the more difficult asanas. These exercises are used for rehabilitation of patients suffering from all types of muscular disorders, broken bones etc.
Before starting these asanas, practicing shavasana is essential to attain a state of calmness and relaxed body and mind.