Downward Facing Dog for Neck Pain

In this video I discuss a group of acupuncture points on the achilles tendon that are effective for neck pain.

By targeting the stretch in the achilles tendon while in down dog, and adding neck rotations and extensions, you can alleviate some kinds of neck pain. Downward dog also relieves compression in the cervical vertebrae.

Therefore, through decompression, movement, and stretching of key acupressure points we can get greater benefits from this foundational pose. 

The Pendulum