Yoga Postures for Headaches

Yoga Postures for Headaches

Some people have chronic headaches for different reasons and below we’ll provide you some yoga postures that you can do at home so as to decrease those or even get rid of them.

THE SOFT INVERSION

How to do it:

  • This posture relaxes the back, and relieves headaches (including migraines).
  • In a lying position on the back; place a chair in front of you and rest your legs gently.
  • Keep your back straight, the head must remain in the extension of the spine.
  • Put your buttocks on the floor and make sure to have a perpendicular angle between the leg on the chair and the thighs.
  • Extend your arms along the body, palms up, and close your eyes.
  • Breathe well and stay in this posture for a few seconds.
  • You can also perform this posture in a musical atmosphere, soft and soothing music. For more comfort, lie on a bolster from the head to the buttocks.
  • When you leave this posture, gently pull your legs and fold them to the side. Stay a few seconds in this twist position and get up slowly.

SHOULDER STRETCH

How to do it:

Stretching the shoulders helps to reduce the muscular tension of the neck and thus fight against headaches.

Here is a sequence not to be missed at night before going to bed:

  • Adopt the posture of the child: sit on your heels, your back straight. Extend the arms in front of you and slowly move forward until you touch the ground with your forehead. Take off your buttocks from your heels. Stay in this posture for 5 breaths in and out and follow the next posture.
  • The dog’s posture: get on all fours, on your knees, your hands resting on the ground. Then stretch your legs and press on the tips of your feet (form a V upside down). In this posture, bring your shoulders forward and tuck your head in your arms. Stay in this posture for 5 breaths in and out.
  • Catch your right ankle with your left hand and bring your torso under your right arm; the right hand always well placed on the ground. Stay in this posture on 5 breathe in and out. Change sides: catch your left ankle with your right hand; bring your head and torso under your left arm.

Stay in this posture for 5 calm and regular breaths in and out.

THE CORPSE

How to do it:

  • In a lying position on the back; spread your feet slightly wider than your hip.
  • Leave the arms extended along the body, turn the palms upwards.
  • Leave your body on the floor.

Stay in this posture by focusing on your breaths. And leave each part of your body heavy on the ground starting gradually, part by part, from top to bottom (feet, thighs, and legs, until reaching the head). This will gradually relax the body.

The posture of the corpse helps to overcome stress, and relieves headaches related to anxiety.

Conclusion

If you do all these simple exercises regularly, you will notice a change in the number of headaches and migraines you have and in some cases get rid of it completely.

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