Yoga for Migraine and Headache Relief

Migraine is a neurological disorder that causes recurring headaches ranging from moderate to high intensity. Typically, it affects only one-half of the head and can last from 2 hours to up to more than 2 days. When under a migraine attack, the sufferer may become extremely sensitive towards light or noise. Other common symptoms include vomiting, nausea, and pain aggravation due to physical activity.

8 Yoga Asanas for Migraine & Headache Relief

Yoga is an ancient technique that promotes holistic living through a combination of postures and breathing techniques. Yoga is a side-effect-free method to fight migraines. Practicing these simple yoga postures for a few minutes every day will help prepare you better for the next migraine attack:

  • Hastapadasana (Standing Forward Bend)
  • Setu Bandhasana (Bridge Pose)
  • Shishuasana (Child Pose)
  • Marjariasana (Cat Stretch)
  • Paschimottanasana (Two-legged Forward Bend)
  • Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog Pose)
  • Padmasana (Lotus Pose)
  • Shavasana (Corpse Pose)
  • Hastapadasana (Standing Forward Bend)

   The Standing Forward Bend invigorates the nervous system by increasing blood supply and    also calms the mind.

  • Setu Bandhasana (Bridge Pose)

      The Bridge Pose calms the brain and reduces anxiety.

  •  Shishuasana (Child Pose): The Child Pose calms down the nervous system and effectively reduces the pain.
  •       Marjariasana (Cat stretch): The Cat Stretch improves blood circulation and also relaxes the mind.
  •      Paschimottanasana (Two-legged Forward bend): The Two-Legged Forward Bend calms the brain and relieves stress. This yoga posture also relieves headache.
  • Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog Pose): The Downward Facing Dog Pose increases blood circulation to the brain and thus relieves headache.
  •  Padmasana (Lotus Pose): The Lotus Pose relaxes the mind and alleviates headache.
  • Shavasana (Corpse Pose) : The Corpse Pose rejuvenates the body by bringing it into a deep state of meditative rest. You can end the yoga routine by lying down in this pose for a couple of minutes.


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