Most people say that groin pain is embarrassing and rare, but when it happens, it hurts pretty badly. The groin area represents the muscles that are placed on the inner thigh, between the hamstrings on the back and the quadriceps on the front part of the leg.
Yeah, it’s a muscle pain that usually appears because of sudden direction changes or quick start and stop motions. Athletes face with this problem a lot.
I never experienced such pain, but what I know is that yoga can solve this painful problem quickly, and below are some yoga poses that will help you to get rid of groin pain fast.
1. Raja Kapotasana
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The Rajakapotasana is one of the best yoga groin stretches. With regular practice, it will help you overcome groin pain. This asana enhances blood circulation in the lower body and improves both strength and flexibility. Practicing this asana will not only help with the groin pain but will also benefit your legs.
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Stand straight with arms by the side of your body.
Bend your right knee and place the right foot high up on your left thigh.
Sole of the foot should be placed flat and firmly near the root of the thigh.
Make sure that your left leg is straight.
Find your balance.
Once you are well balanced, take a deep breath in, gracefully raise your arms over your head from the side and bring your palms together in ‘Namaste’ mudra (hands-folded position).
Look straight ahead in front of you, at a distant object.
A steady gaze helps maintain a steady balance.
Ensure that your spine is straight.
Your entire body should be taut, like a stretched elastic band.
Keep taking in long deep breaths.
With each exhalation, relax the body more and more.
Just be with the body and breath with a gentle smile on your face.
With slow exhalation, gently bring down your hands from the sides.
You may gently release the right leg.
Stand straight as you did at the beginning of the posture.
Repeat this pose with the left leg off the ground on the right thigh.
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This asana clears congestions and strengthens the lower part of your body. Space is created amidst the adductors and pain is reduced. The Camel Pose is a highly effective asana to treat groin injuries and relieve pain.
4. Setu Bandhasana
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From the sarvanga asana starting position, exhale and slowly lower the right leg down to the floor.
Inhale fully in this position, then exhale and lower the left leg down to the floor as well.
In this fully extended bridge position, try to bring both of your feet flat upon the floor, while at the same time keeping the legs and knees together.
Hold this position as relaxed as possible and perform 3 to 6 rounds of deep breathing.
5. Supta Baddha Konasana
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This asana is an incredibly relaxing asana. It also opens up the muscles, making the adductors and the inner thighs more flexible. It not only minimizes the risk of a groin injury but also relieves the pain.
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