Karuna Yoga Vidya Peetham Bangalore

Yoga for Cervical Spondylosis


Disc degeneration with associated osteophyte formation and osteoarthritis of the spinal apophyseal joints collectively termed cervical spondylosis.


  • Age – related.
  • Reduction in the molecular size of the proteoglycans of the nucleus pulposus is associated with loss of viscoelastic properties.
  • Increased load – bearing by the annulus is followed by focal damage and disc herniation in some cases.
  • Simultaeneously, the development of osteoarthritic changes in the spinal apophyseal joints leads to increase in sheer stress and disc damage with cleft formation and Osteophyte formation around the vertebral margins.
  • Combination of disc-prolapse and osteophytosis can result in direct nerve root compression and indirect ischaemic neuronal damage.


Clinical Features

  • Nagging and sever pain which may spread over both sides of shoulders, back side of the neck, the collar bone and head region.
  • In some cares pain may occur in both the arms and fingers.
  • Stiffeners may be acute or chronic. It may lead to either partial or complete restricted movements.
  • Numbers and tingling or complete loss of sensation on the affected side.
  • Headache
  • Giddiness


Yogic Practices

  • Ardha kati chakrasana,
  • Tadasana,
  • Makrasana,
  • Vakrasana,
  • Ardhamatsyendrasana,
  • Ushtrasana,
  • Bhujangasana,


  • Ujjayi,
  • Brahmari


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