Parighasana (Gate Pose) energizes and lightens the side body.The asana stretches the intercostal muscles that connect the ribs. When these muscles are tight, which commonly happens when we cough and sneeze repeatedly or have poor posture, the rib cage's movement is restricted, and so is respiration. Elongating the intercostal muscles improves breathing.
What pain and symptoms are associated with the intercostal muscles? --Pain in between or under the ribs --Can cause a ‘stitch’ or sharp pain in the side --Pain in the rib area when lying on side --Pain when twisting the body side to side --Sharp pain while taking a deep breath, sneezing, coughing and laughing
There is a symptom of Fibromyalgia (FM) that is rarely talked aboutcostochondritis-syndroom-tietze...It is a chest pain that can be sharp and jabbing. It can easily be mistaken for heart problems including heart attack and stroke. Actually it is the cartilage between the ribs and the chest bone becoming inflamed and sore. You will probably find it hard to move your upper body without the sharp pain in your chest. It takes you off guard.