Migraine- when you experience a headache of varying intensity which is usually accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to light and sound, it can affect your daily activities and hence it is important to treat migraine as soon as possible. One of the best ways to do it by practising yoga.
Yes! Yoga can cure migraine. Today we will teach you 8 poses in yoga to keep migraine at bay.
Yoga poses that help manage migraine:
Breath gently, kneel down and widen your knees. Bring your shoulder to your ears. Lower your chest towards the floor. Chin should be facing your chest. You can use a bolster to rest your forehead for comfort.
Adho Mukha Svanasana; Downward Dog
For this position, you have to be in a “V” shape. Your thigh and spine should be at 90° angle. Palms should be flat on the floor with the index finger pointing forward. Chin should be tucked towards the chest and breathing naturally.
Wide Angle Standing Forward Bend
For this position, you need to keep your feet wide. Pressing your toenails firmly into the floor, take your hands to your ankles and bend your elbows. Breath gently and slowly bend your head so that it nearly touches the floor. Your chin should be tucked towards the chest.
Uttanasana; Standing Forward Bend
To achieve this posture you should stand with even weight through the feet. Toes should be touching each other and heels slightly apart and bend downwards. Chin should be towards the chest and gently touch the floor with your palms.
Janusirsasana; Head to Knee Pose
For this posture, you need to sit with legs straight in front. Right heel should be tucked into the ground and toes should be uncurled from the left thigh. Wrap your arms along the feet and your head should gently touch your knees. Swap sides for the next knee.
Pascimottanasana; Seated Forward Bend
This posture is similar to the Janusirsasana. You need to sit straights with legs stretched out in front. Toes should flex towards you. Wrap your arms along the feet and your head should gently touch your knees.
To achieve this posture sit with both knees pointing towards the sky and then sweep the right leg through the left. Then turn the stomach towards left along with head and neck. Lift your ears towards the sky and tuck your chin in.
Urdhva Mukha Svanasana; Upward Facing Dog Pose
Lie down with stomach facing the floor. With hands near his, index finger pointed forward and lift your body through the spine. Press your shoulder downwards while pushing your arm is to the floor. Push your feet to the floor and strengthen through buttocks and thigh. Keep the abdomen firm and sides relaxed. Tilt your chin upwards, eyes should be back and throat in the forward position.
All these postures are helpful with certain lifestyle modification. Maintain a migraine diary to figure out the possible triggers and try avoiding them! On that note, I wish you good health, Namaste!