Yoga for Headache

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YogaTherapy-Headache

Fight your headache by performing these basic asanas.

This series of educational videos will help unravel the basic techniques of Yoga.
Continue watching the next video to learn Yoga for high blood pressure.

Although this sequence is meant to help against a headache, the techniques described in this series are not meant to be prescriptive.
Consult your physician before trying them out.

Sitar by Shri Basab Sen

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In this video you will learn a sequence of postures to relieve headaches.

Before you start, warm up by doing 10 cycles of the sun salutation.

It enhances blood circulation, improves the functioning of the bowels and helps strengthen muscles and joints.

It also revitalises your body and refreshes your mind, leaves you feeling energetic throughout the course of the day.

Once you are warmed up, you're ready to begin the sequence of asanas.

Hold each pose for thirty seconds to a minute or as long as you are comfortable.

Remember to repeat the pose on the other side whenever possible.

Do take time to rest between the different asanas as required, assuming either the corpse pose or the staff pose .

Start with the mountain pose.

Stretch your hands up straight and feel the stretch in arms and the back.

Next do the standing forward bend.

Reach down as far as possible while keeping your knees locked.

The following pose is the wide legged forward bend.

Try and bend down as far as you can with the back straight.

Move on to the cat pose.

Round your back and tuck your chin in.

Hold for a few seconds and then arch your back and look up.

The following pose is the downward facing dog.

The knees and elbows should be locked, and the feet flat on the ground.

Next sit down in the hero pose.

Relax your mind and concentrate on your breathing.

Move on to the reclining hero pose.

Lie down on your back.

You could use a cushion if required.

The next asana is the shoulder pose.

Lift your upper body as high as you can and feel the stretch in the back and the stomach.

The following asana is the rabbit pose.

Reach back to clasp your heels and lift up your buttocks as high as you can till your thighs are perpendicular to the ground.

Lie down on your back and do the bridge pose.

Breathe normally in the final position.

Extend your legs and do the seated forward bend.

Reach out as far as you can keeping your back straight.

Next do the half lord of the fishes pose.

Keep your back straight and look behind.

Next do the gas release pose.

Raise your chin to touch the bent knee.

Next do the head to knee pose.

Reach out as far as you can while keeping your back straight.

Rest in the child pose for a minute.

Lie down for a few minutes in the corpse pose.

Relax and concentrate on your breathing.

Next do the alternate nostril breathing technique for five minutes.

Regular practice of these recommended asanas will effectively alleviate headaches.

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