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Top 4 Remedies for Muscle Relief After Asana

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Everyone experiences muscle aches at some point. Soreness following a yoga session can be delayed and cause limitation of normal muscle movement. Often, the problem manifests because of tension, stress, or overuse of your muscles.

Recover quickly from an intense asana by getting to know a few effective self-care remedies that provide muscle relief. As always, consult your doctor before making any dietary changes.

1. Apple cider vinegar

There are many people around who will vouch for the efficacy of apple cider vinegar in treating muscle pain, among many other conditions. The straight apple vinegar flavor may be unpleasant to some, but adding a little bit of water will help wash it down.

Step by step:

  • Add 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to 1 glass of water and mix well.
  • Drink all of the mixture.
  • Repeat it once daily until you experience total relief.

Option 2:

  • Massage ½ cup undiluted apple cider vinegar into sore muscles.
  • Repeat once daily until muscle aches are relieved.

2. Chamomile

Combining chamomile oil and chamomile tea is a winning combination to relieve muscle tension quickly. Chamomile comes packed with anti-inflammatory properties to help alleviate pain.


  • Apply chamomile essential oil directly on the affected sites.
  • Gently massage the oil for about 20 minutes.
  • Apply once daily for relief.

Option 2:

  • Add ½ cup of chamomile flowers to 1 glass of water.
  • Boil the water and then allow it to cool for a few minutes.
  • Strain the solution and drink.
  • Take twice daily.

3. Epsom salt

One of the most popular treatments for aches and pains is an Epsom salt soak. Epsom salt is an inorganic salt composed of magnesium and sulfate. Some wellness professionals believe magnesium sulfate is absorbed through the skin and has a soothing effect on the muscles—although there is some disagreement if it works in this way. The key part of an Epsom salt bath is the use of warm water.

Step by step:

  • Fill the bathtub with warm water.
  • Add 2 cups of Epsom salt into the warm water and mix it thoroughly.
  • Allow the salt to fully dissolve in the water.
  • Take a bath in this solution for about 20 minutes.
  • Repeat the process three times in a week as needed.

4. Ice compress

Using an ice pack is one of the most widely prescribed remedies for muscle relief—even massage therapists and doctors suggest its use. Ice packs target inflammation caused by muscle aches and soreness.

It’s important not to put ice directly on your skin, as it can cause damage.

Step by step:

  • Enclose a handful of ice cubes or an ice pack in a towel.
  • Gently apply the towel to the areas of soreness/aches for 20 minutes.
  • Repeat the treatment a few times a day until swelling and soreness are gone.

Try these muscle remedies with your doctor’s consent and find one that’s right for you. Count on these top natural remedies to help alleviate pain caused from muscle tension and watch your aches become a thing of the past.

Suzanne Collins
Suzanne Collins is the founder of www.1800remedies.com, which offers natural home remedies for all the day-to-day health issues in our life. I am not a doctor by any means, I want to spread knowledge on natural home remedies that it is easy to use with no side effects. I want to spread the healthy living lifestyle to my family and people around the world.