Today’s question comes from Tarja from Finland from Facebook:
I suffer from time to time from a tension neck and would like to get help, how to relax my muscles in a neck. I also suffer from Tinnitus constantly. Is there anything I could do to get relief for these problems of mine by doing yoga? Thank you for reading my message. Have a wonderful day xXx
Tarja Nikkinen-Sanderson, Oulu, Finland
I think yoga could definitely help with the tension in your neck. Here is a blog post that I did that gives you some simple yoga poses to help your neck:
I also have 2 videos that are available in my shop and on my membership site if you are a member for upper back neck and shoulders that will help alot with your neck as well:
Upper Back Neck and Shoulders 1
Recently I did a blog post on how inversion tables can help with neck tension:
As far as your Tinnitus, that you are going to have to speak with your medical doctor about and find the root cause. Tinnitus meaning “ringing” is the perception of sound within the human ear (ringing of the ears) when no actual sound is present.
Tinnitus is not a disease, but a condition that can result from a wide range of underlying causes: neurological damage (multiple sclerosis), ear infections, oxidative stress, foreign objects in the ear, nasal allergies that prevent (or induce) fluid drain, wax build-up, and exposure to loud sounds.
So, if the root cause was nasal allergies, then yes, yoga could help and we could discuss ways that yoga could help. But I would really need to know more about the root cause and then look at how yoga could treat that cause for the ringing.
Hope that helps.