Has it ever happened to you that you slept feeling okay but the next day you woke up with shoulder pain? This throbbing ache and inability to move or lift your shoulder is known as a frozen shoulder. A frozen shoulder is a painful condition that takes a toll on your shoulder joint. Yoga is often recommended to deal with a frozen shoulder.
“Yoga poses for frozen shoulder focus on gentle stretching and enhanced range of motion, which in turn help relieve tension and stiffness in the shoulder while enhancing flexibility in the shoulder joints,” yoga expert Himalayan Siddhaa Akshar, the founder of Akshar Yoga Research and Development Centre, tells Health Shots.
10 yoga poses to manage frozen shoulder
Akshar suggests these top yoga poses that you can practice daily to reduce shoulder pain.
1. Tadasana (Mountain pose)
This pose helps improve overall posture and enhances blood circulation, which is essential for joint health, including shoulders.
Stand tall, feet hip-width apart.
Inhale, raising your arms overhead with your palms facing each other.
Stay in this position for a few seconds and then go back to your starting position.
2. Gomukhasana (Cow face pose)
This asana provides a deep stretch to the shoulders, particularly the rotator cuff muscles.
Sit comfortably, stacking one knee on top of the other.
Raise one arm overhead, bend the elbow, and reach the hand down the back.
Bring the opposite arm behind you and try to clasp your fingers to stretch your