Yoga For Migraines

I love yoga.  It easily takes you to a relaxed place that allows you to focus on your mind and body.

Even better is that yoga can be great for migraines.

Yoga for migraines can help to relieve stress and tension in the human body, while also increasing blood circulation, increasing oxygen and helping to calm the nerves.  Because of these benefits yoga can be a highly effective and natural remedy for getting migraine relief.

I personally do these on a regular basis to try and keep the tension down and to keep my muscles relaxed.  I prefer to use yoga as a preventative.

Here are some poses that can help you prevent migraines.

Folding Forward Simple Pose (Adho Mukha Sukhasana)

This position and other forward bends, help to slow the release of hormones from the pituitary and adrenal glands plus it helps to calm the nerves.

Child’s Pose (Balasana)

In yoga exercise, we’re usually informed to return to child’s pose when we require a break, yet when you are dealing with migraines it is also a great way to relax and stretch your shoulders and back.

Legs up the Wall Position (Viparita Karani)

This pose is a regenerative inversion posture, and is a great way to relax the mind and calm the nervous system.  It is also great for increasing oxygen.

Corpse Pose (Savasana)

You could say that us migraine sufferers frequent this position, as it is what we do when we get a migraine – lay down!  Yet this is a great way on a regular basis to take a break, and do some deep breathing to relax and increase our oxygen.

Bridge Pose (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana)

This pose is great for opening the chest muscles and increasing oxygen.

While using yoga for migraine relief, make sure you are also working on eliminating triggers.  Using a combination of healthy diet, relaxing exercise and managing your triggers will greatly improve your efforts in relieving your migraines.