I have experienced chronic neck pain on and off for years so I have learned the hard way what works for me and what doesn’t.
Sometimes when we are experiencing neck pain our tendency can be to do really big neck stretches (I know I’ve been guilty of this) like somehow if we can really get into it it will go away. Sadly, that’s not the case. When we are dealing with chronic pain that is the worst thing we can do.
Staying in a discomfort-free range of motion that feels safe and won’t cause us to feel sore afterward is the wisest way to practice.
Brahma pose is perfect for those of us who experience chronic neck pain. As you practice along with me make sure you are moving slowly, mindfully and stopping each movement long before you ‘feel a stretch’. Less is really more here.
In the video below I’ll walk you through this step by step.