5 stretches to relieve a muscle pull

You can perform these stretches anywhere and get immediate relief.

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Stretches To Relieve A Muscle Pull

You can experience a muscle pull if you accidentally strain your muscles beyond a normal range of motion. However, you can perform a few stretches to ease the pain of muscle pull. Do these recommended by fitness expert Roshni Shah.

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Cow-face Pose

Cow face pose: For this, lift your right arm and bend it at your elbow, such that your right-hand touches your shoulder blades at the back. Now, bend your left hand behind your back and clasp your right hands. Take few breaths and repeat on the other side. This pose eases the tension on the upper neck and back relieving a pull on the back.

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Shoulder Stretch

Shoulder stretch: With stretches like this, you can relieve shoulder pain. To do this, place your arms over the shoulders. Now, hold your right elbow with your left hand and pull and lean slightly backwards. Hold for few breaths and repeat the exercise with the other hand.

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Leg stretch: This not only improves blood circulation but also helps you relax the muscles and ease the pain on your heels and calves. To do this, bend your right leg at the knee and hold it with your right hand for a few breaths. Repeat the same with the other leg.

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Arm stretch: This simple stretch eases the pain and pressure on the arms and shoulders. All you need to do is extend both the arms above the head, clasp both the hands such that the palms are touching each other and facing the sky. You can do this stretch at your desk as well and not just in the restroom.

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Standing Forward Bending Pose

Uttanasana: This forward-bending pose promotes blood flow to the face, and increases oxygen supply to the skin cells. It also promotes transportation of helpful nutrients to the skin cells and encourages skin rejuvenation.