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How to Combat Headache With Yoga?

Blog By: Kavitha Iyer.

Pay attention to these yoga poses for relieving and preventing the pain in the head.

Very often the headache is caused by extra tension in your neck and shoulders. By normalizing your breath, opening up your chest, and improving blood flow to your head, yoga effectively fights and prevents nasty headaches.

Standing forward bend

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Stand up straight. Start bending down to your legs keeping your back straight. When it gets hard for you to keep your back straight, lower your head and grab your legs with your hands in order to help draw your stomach to your thighs. Your head should hang freely.

Reverse prayer pose

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Sit in a comfortable position. Relax your arms, then bend your elbows and put your arms together in a prayer position along the spine pointing your fingers upwards.

Cat-Cow pose

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Take the table pose. Make sure your hands are under your shoulders and your knees are under your hips. When inhaling, lift your pelvis and chest toward the ceiling, so that your stomach moves toward the floor. Lift your head (Cow Pose). When exhaling, move to Cat Pose by rounding your spine.

Balasana

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Sitting on your heels, lower your head on the mat. Put your arms alongside your legs or under your forehead. Relax.

Spend about 10 breaths in each pose and finish with a nice Savasana.

Consistent yoga practice is very effective against the headache. Regular yoga classes ensure that the tension doesn’t build up in your spine and chest, and a headache doesn’t even stand a chance.

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