There are a variety of Dahn Yoga exercises that can help you find relief from tension and anxiety. But in the workplace, it can be difficult to find the time and space to engage in a session of gentle postures, deep breathing and mindful meditation. Sitting at a desk for long periods of time can cause stiffness in the neck and shoulders, and this can in turn hinder the flow of oxygen and blood to the brain. As such, you may feel foggy-headed and lethargic. If you're experiencing such soreness, try your hand at neck rotations:
Conducting Neck Rotations
For this technique, start in a relaxed standing position with your hands on waist. Follow these simple steps to conduct next rotations:
1. Breathe in and bring your chin down slowly to the chest. Exhale and bring your chin back up.
2. Inhale and stretch your next toward your back. Concentrate on the stretch of the chin, breathe out and return your head to a relaxed position.
3. Inhale and bend your neck to the left side. Try to touch your left ear to your shoulder. Exhale and return to a relaxed position.
4. Breathe in and bend your neck to the right side. Try to touch your right ear to your shoulder. Exhale and return to a relaxed position.
5. Inhale and slowly turn your head to the left. Breathe out and return to a relaxed position.
6. Breathe in and slowly turn your head to the right. Exhale and return to a relaxed position.
7. Rotate the head to the left side and then to the right.
How Does Neck Rotation Help?
These neck rotation exercises work not only to stretch the muscles in the shoulders and neck, but they can also provide a boost of energy to get you through the workday. That's because the slow, circular motion refreshes the spine and upper body, thereby stimulating the central nervous system for enhanced vibrancy.
Dahn Yoga reviews serve as proof that this technique, which is incorporated into Dahn Yoga, can be immensely successful. For example, Ron Holmes of the Escondido, California, center wrote that he saw amazing
results within two months of starting joining a studio.
"I suffered from a very stiff neck, full of pain and a sore right shoulder, both years in the making," Holmes wrote. "After just six classes I have improved neck rotation and lack of pain by at least 90 percent, as well as losing the majority of the pain in my shoulder."