Coupled with all those terrible symptoms, I also began to have really bad neck pain. I've always had tight shoulders, and some neck tension, but this went beyond it. There was even a firm lump in my neck where the muscle had gone really taut.
I began to research yoga for neck pain, because ... yoga cures almost everything physical :P Isn't yoga incredible?
This is a great video by Esther Eckhart, I've been practising this a few times a day. After the first day, my neck pain had improved so much!
Other poses that I thought really helped with neck pain and relieved my headaches were standing forward bends. In a standing forward bend, you can work on releasing your neck, and shoulders. Poses like wide legged forward bends, and standing forward bend.
|Wide legged forward bend|
|Standing forward bend|
I have found that threading the needle also opens up the shoulders, and relieve some neck tension as well. That's the strange thing about muscles, sometimes the muscle that's tense isn't necessarily the cause of the tension.
|Threading the needle|
Next time you have a really sore neck, try some of these tension soothers before you reach for your Advil.