5 Yoga Poses To Help Reduce Headaches

by DailyYogaReflections on June 11, 2014

5 Yoga Poses To Help Reduce Headaches

 

Many people tend to rush for painkillers when they have headaches. The good news is that there are some yoga poses that you can engage in and reduce the headaches. Here are 5 of the beneficial yoga poses:

 

1. Simple seated twist

Here you need to sit straight on the edge of a chair and plant your feet firmly on the floor. You should then press your buttocks down into the chair seat and cross your right leg on top of your left.

seated twist

Taking your right arm to the back of the chair, and your left hand to your right knee, you should turn your belly to the right.

You should then keep your shoulders down and your chest open then relax your eyes, jaw and tongue. For ideal results you should hold in this pose for 10 seconds while breathing evenly.

 

2. Grabbing opposite elbows

You need to start the move on a standing position with your feet firmly planted on the floor, and your feet hip-width apart. You should then clasp your elbows behind your back and place your palms together behind your back with your fingers pointing upwards. You should hold in this position for 10 seconds while breathing evenly.

 

3. Gomukhasana arms

You should start with your feet firmly planted on the floor with your feet hip-width apart and then lift your right arm into the air beside your right ear and bend your right elbow. You should then reach your right hand behind your back and place it down between your shoulder blades.

Gomukhasana arms

Moving your arm behind your back, you should climb it up and clasp your right hand. If you have tight shoulders and they can’t move, you should use a yoga belt. You should hold in this position for 10 seconds while breathing evenly.

 

4. Garudasana Arms

You should wrap your arms around your torso with the right arm under the left as if you are hugging yourself. You should then move your hands up and rotate them with your palms facing each other.

Garudasana Arms

Relaxing your eyes, jaw and shoulder blades, you should hold in this pose for 10 seconds.

 

5. Side stretch

You should sit on the edge of a chair with your feet hip-width apart while ensuring that your feet are planted firmly on the floor and your arms are beside your head. You should then grab your left wrist with your right hand and on an exhalation, stretch to the right while pulling your left arm and wrist with your right hand.

side stretch

 

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