Migraine is severe, continuous, recurring and very painful headache. The extreme pain caused by migraine can last for hours or even days. It is frequently characterized by intense and low headaches. We have created a list of yoga for migraine. Symptoms of migraine include: vomiting, difficulty in speaking, sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine can affect people of all ages.

Some people also get a warning symptom before the migraine headache starts. People with migraine can prevent a full-blown attack by recognizing and acting upon the warning signs. Here is the list of yoga poses for the treatment of migraine:

Yoga for Migraine

  1. Bow pose (Dhanurasana)
  2. First lie down on the mat in a prone position. Then Exhale your breath, bend your knees and hold the ankles with hands. And while inhaling breath raise the thighs, head and chest as high as possible. Try to maintain body weight on the lower abdomen. Join the ankles. and While exhaling breath, bring down the head and legs up to the knee joint.
    bow posea

    Benefits of Bow pose
    1. It stimulates the organs of the abdomen and the neck.
    2. It improves the body posture.
    3. It strengthen the back muscles.
    4. It stretches the entire front body, ankle and thigh.

  3. Lotus yoga pose (Padmasana)
  4. Procedure: Sit on the floor with your legs straight in front and then bend the left knee and turn the leg out. Lean back slightly and then pick the right leg up off the floor, and lift the left leg in front of the right.
    lotus yoga pose
    Benefits of Lotus yoga pose
    1. It helps to open up the hips.
    2. It stretches the ankles and knees.
    3. It helps to calm the brain.
    4. It increases awareness and attentiveness.
    5. It keeps the spine straight.

  5. Tree Pose (Vriksasana)
  6. Stand in Tadasana as the beginning stage of the pose. Exhaling your breath and bend the right knee and place the right foot on the root of the left thigh. And then inhaling breath, raise the arms up and join the palms. Looking straight, maintain the pose for 5-6 time breathings and then repeat the procedure on the other side also.
    tree pose

    Benefits of Tree Pose
    1. It stretches the thighs, torso, and shoulders.
    2. It improves the body posture.
    3. It strength in the ankles and calves.
    4. It helps to remedy flat feet.

  7. Legs up the wall pose (Viparita Karani)
  8. First lie on the mat in a prone position and then take your both legs up straight and hold them there in the straight position.
    legs up the wall pose

    Benefits of Legs up pose
    1. It helps to Stretch the hamstrings and lower back.
    2. It helps relieve lower back tension.
    3. It is Pelvic Floor Relaxation.

  9. Child’s pose (Balasana)
  10. Position your hands and knees on the mat and move your hip back to the feet and wait for some time and then come to the same position.
    child pose

    Benefits of Child’s pose
    1. Helps to relieve pain.
    2. Improve flexibility.
    3. Improve neck, spine and shoulders.

  11. Downward facing dog (Adho mukha svanasana)
  12. Firstly set your knees directly below your hips and your hands slightly forward to your shoulders. Spread your palms, index fingers parallel or slightly turned out, and turn your toes under. Exhale your breath and lift your knees away from the floor.
    Downward facing dog

    Benefits of Downward facing dog 
    1. Calms the brain.
    2. Helps to relieve stress and mild depression.
    3. Energizes the body.
    4. Stretches the shoulders, hamstrings, calves, arches, and hands.
    5. Strengthens the arms and legs.

  13. Wide-Legged forward bend (Prasarita Padottanasana
  14. First start with your legs wide, feet should be parallel and toes turned slightly to protect your knees. Keep your legs strong and begin to fold forward at the hips. Adjust your body so that you feel that your hips are over your ankles and your weight intends slightly forward into your toes.
    Wide-Legged forward bend

    Benefits of Wide-Legged forward bend
    1. It improves your hip joint flexibility.
    2. It strengthens your feet.
    3. It creates the length in the spine.
    4. It improves the body posture.

  15. Standing forward bend (Uttanasana)
  16. First come in the standing position; keep your feet and shoulder distance apart and parallel to each other. and then Press your feet down into the ground and ground yourself powerfully. Exhale your breath and gently bend down from the hips and place your chest and stomach on your thighs.
    Standing forward bend

    Benefits ofStanding forward bend
    1. It strengthens the feet.
    2. It improves the flexibility.
    3. It help to calm your brain and relieve stress.
    4. It Relieves headache.

  17. Head to knee forward bend (Janushirsasana)
  18. First come in the standing position and then stretch out your right feet straight in front of you and then hold your right feet with your hand and hold that as much time you can and then change your leg.
    head to knee forward bend

    Benefits of head to knee forward bend
    1. It helps to reduce the belly fat.
    2. It reduces the leg pain and waist.
    3. It strengthens the rib bones.

  19. Seated forward bend yoga pose (Paschimottanasana)
  20. Sit up with the legs stretched out straight in front of you on the floor and Keep the spine erect and toes flexed towards you.Breath in and slowly raise both your arms straight above your head and stretch up.
    seated forward bend yoga pose

    Benefits of seated forward bend yoga pose
    1. It calms the brain and retrieve the stress.
    2. It Stretches the spine and shoulders.
    3. It improves your digestion.
    4. It Soothes headache and anxiety.

  21. Lord of the Fishes Pose (Matsyendrasana)
  22. Bend your right leg over the left leg, place the right foot on the outside of the left knee and keep the toes of your right foot face forward. Then Bend your left leg, bringing the left foot near the right buttock and keep the left foot's outside edge in contact with the floor.
    Lord of the Fishes Pose

    Benefits of Lord of the Fishes Pose
    1. It increases the flexibility.
    2. It Cures constipation and indigestion.
    3. It helps to increases oxygen supply to lungs.
    4. It is beneficial for slipped disc patients.

  23. Upward facing dog (Urdhva Mukha Svanasana or Bhujangasana)
  24. Lie on the floor and Press the tops of the feet and thighs and the pubis firmly into the floor, On an inhalation, take your arms straight to lift your chest up from the floor, only to the height at which you can maintain a connection through your pubis to your legs.

    Benefits of Upward facing dog
    1. Stretches the muscles of shoulders, and chest.
    2. Decreases stiffness of lower back.
    3. Strengthens the arms and shoulders.
    4. Increases flexibility.
    5. Invigorates the heart.

  25. Bridge Pose (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana)
  26. Lie on the floor on your back and keep your knees bent. Extend your arms along the floor and keep them flat. Press your feet and arms firmly into the floor. Exhale your breath as you lift your hips toward the ceiling.
    Bridge Pose

    Benefits of Bridge Pose
    1. Stretches chest, neck, spine.
    2. Strengthens the back, buttocks, and hamstrings.
    3. Stretches hips.
    4. Improves circulation of blood.

  27. Boat pose
  28. Lie flat on your back on the mat with your arms by your side and relax in this position for some time and keep breathing then inhale breath slowly and lift your both legs and try to touch your knee with your hands by standing your body towards the feet.
    Boat pose

    Benefits of Boat pose
    1. It strengthens hip flexors, and spine.
    2. It help to relieves stress.
    3. It help in digestion.

  29. Corpse Pose (Savasana)
  30. Lie in a comfortable position on the mat and then take breath slowly from your nose and then exhale your breath from the mouth slowly. The release breath should be double than the intake breath.
    corpse pose

    Benefits of Savasana
    1. It helps to calm the brain and help to relieve stress and mild depression.
    2. It helps to relax the body.
    3. It helps to Reduce headache.
    4. It helps to lower blood pressure.

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