Yoga Poses To Strengthen Chest Muscles And Alleviate Pain

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If you are dealing with a chest pain, you should know that the causes are multiple, starting from muscles spasm to heart attacks. The most important thing when you experience such pain is seeing a doctor right away to remove any suspicion of a heart attack.

Anyhow, you can easily detect if it’s a heart attack or muscular tightness because in the last case you will feel the pain whenever you are moving the arms, having problems in reaching forward. Sometimes you may experience numbness in your wrists or forearms and your shoulders and lean forward (natural body reaction to chest pain).
Well, if you found yourself in this position, then you might be interested in practicing some yoga poses to stretch your pectoralis minor muscle group. This way you will tighten the chest muscles by opening and expanding the chest.

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Tip: keep an eye to your posture by correcting it every time you stand hunched over your laptop.

1. Fish Pose

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Matsyasana stretches your rib muscles. It also stretches the front and back of your neck and improves your posture.
Practice it in the morning on an empty stomach for best results and hold the pose for at least 30 to 60 seconds to feel the pose’s effect.

2. Cobra Pose

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Bhujangasana stretches the muscles of your chest and shoulders. It increases your flexibility and improves your mood.
Practice it in the morning on an empty stomach and hold the pose for 15 to 30 seconds.

3. Bow Pose

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This pose opens up your chest, neck, and shoulders.
Practice it in the morning on an empty stomach for best results and hold the pose for 15 to 30 seconds during practice.

4. Cow Pose

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It strengthens your neck and stretches your back. The pose calms your mind and relieves stress.
Practice it in the morning or evening on an empty stomach and hold the pose for 10 to 15 seconds.

5. Camel Pose

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This pose stretches and strengthens your shoulders and back. It opens up your chest and improves respiration.
Practice it in the morning on an empty stomach and hold the pose for 30 to 60 seconds.

6. Wheel Pose

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The pose is good for your heart and cures asthma. It stretches your lungs and stimulates the thyroid.
Practice it in the morning on an empty stomach and hold the pose for 1 to 5 minutes.

7. Dance Pose

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Natarajasana stretches your neck muscles and strengthens your chest.
Practice it in the morning or evening on an empty stomach and hold the pose for 15 to 30 seconds during practice.

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