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Migraine: 4 Yoga Poses for Relief from Pounding Pain

Headaches are a particularly nasty things to deal with because they can happen during any time of the day. They are especially annoying when happening in the morning. Migraine is a more aggressive form of headache that can cause extreme pain and discomfort, as well as is harder to get rid of. Medication does exist, but a prescription from a neurologist is required for the same. However, a much more natural way to get rid of headaches and migraines is through yoga. Yoga is a very effective method that helps get rid of headache that is unbearable.

Pounding Pain & Other Migraine Symptoms

Migraines cause pounding pain, and they can happen unexpectedly. A person who is suffering from migraines finds it difficult to carry out day to day activities during the attack. Unfortunately, there are no cures for migraines, but there are various ways of diminishing its effects. Symptoms include pounding pain, a much higher sensitivity to bright lights and loud sounds, sweating from the pain, etc.

Yoga poses for getting relief from pounding pain

–    The Cobra Pose – The Cobra Pose is highly effective in relieving a headache, as well as helping one stretch out and relax completely. It’s also very healthy for the spine which can get damaged and disfigured by too much sitting. The Cobra Pose can help alleviate these issues.

–    The Camel Pose – It’s recommended that one does this pose right after doing the Cobra Pose due to the similar effects of these poses. The Camel Pose is another pose which bends the back and stretches the stomach. The back is strengthened while the thighs get stretched. This pose is also great in helping one take care of headaches.

–    The Happy Baby Pose – It’s fairly difficult determining the area from which a headache might be coming from, but it’s sometimes caused by back pain which spreads to the head. If the back has been suffering recently, that’s the reason that might be causing headaches. The Happy Baby Pose is a pose where the hips and lower back get stretched while the mind wanders off to a relaxing state. This will cause the head to calm down and reduce headaches.

–    The Shoulder Stand – The Shoulder Stand reverses the flow of blood and diverts it into the brain. Even though it helps with headaches, it is not recommended to people with acute migraines because the increased blood flow to the brain might cause trouble. Only do these poses if you have a headache which doesn’t occur often.

Conclusion

Yoga is a great alternative to getting rid of headaches. If one is having issues with doing some poses or learning them properly, consider an experienced yoga teacher to educate and train properly. Yoga can be alternative to drugs because it’s a healthy way of helping out the body and mind.

Author Bio

meera wattsMeera Watts is a yoga teacher, entrepreneur and mom. Her writing on yoga and holistic health has appeared in Elephant Journal, Yoganonymous, OMtimes and others. She’s also the founder and owner of Siddhi Yoga International, a yoga teacher training school based in Singapore. Siddhi Yoga runs intensive, residential trainings in India (Rishikesh, Goa and Dharamshala), Indonesia (Bali) and Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur). 

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