The yoga poses for migraine has a focus only preventive because there are chronic types of migraine that require a specific treatment corresponding to the level of severity you have.
We can use certain yoga poses for migraine as a preventive practice against this condition, practicing every day and before a migraine appears. There are symptoms that you can identify before a migraine appears, such as dizziness, drowsiness, and mood swings.
This practice based on the premise that during yoga the thoughts and information overload are drastically reduced, causing a decrease in neuronal activity and relieving the pressure of the blood vessels in the frontal cortex of the brain.
Yoga Poses For Migraine
1. Child Pose
- Rest your knees on the floor with the soles of your feet up, sitting on your calves lean from your hips to the front, support the back of your hand on the floor while lowering your torso, slide your hands back to reach the level of your feet finally lower your head to touch the ground with your forehead.
- This posture circulates the blood in your head to drain the accumulated toxins in your brain.
- When you are in the final position, close your eyes and relax your mind, concentrate on the speed of your breathing, feel how the headache decreases each time you inhale and exhale.
2. Downward Facing Dog Pose
- Just like the previous position, support your knees on the floor, also support the palms and open your fingers for greater grip and stability, elevate your buttocks completely upwards while simultaneously take off the knees of the floor to form a triangle with your body.
- Stay in this position for about 2 minutes by taking deep breaths.
- Accumulated physical or mental stress will expel from your body with each flexion and each breath.
3. Bridge Pose
- Lying on your back, and take a deep breath and release the air, slowly raise the lower part of your back then the middle part and finally the top of your back, keep your hands to the sides of your torso, concentrate the stability of your body on your shoulders and feet, these are the pillars of this position.
- Bring your chin to your chest without raising your head, finally reach your ankles with your hands and stay in this position for at least 2 minutes, return to the initial position and breathe deep again.
4. Mountain Pose
- Standing to distribute all the weight of your body on the four points of your feet (front and back of each foot), lift the toes and open them like a fan, look for the position where you feel comfortable in your ankles.
- Contract the muscles of your calves and thighs and put on tips to strengthen the muscles of the soles of the feet.
- Relax your shoulders take your right ear to your right shoulder and your left ear to your left shoulder and make circular movements with your neck.
- These movements relax the ligaments of your neck, this is the area where more stress accumulates.
5. Hands To The Feet Pose
- In standing position lean forward and down slowly until touching your feet, before touching your feet raises the front of these or the fingers so there is a space to enter the fingers of your hands.
- Once done this press with your feet your hands and stay in this posture for a minute and then return to the starting position.
- Take three deep breaths and relax your muscles.
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