International Yoga Day is celebrated on June 21 every year. Migraines can be a kind of headache for the common people but for a person suffering from it this is exactly like any nightmare. The throbbing pain is often felt on one side of the head which can in fact be very difficult to bear. Migraines often occur with nausea, blurred vision, or increased sensitivity to smell, light, or sound. Unlike normal headaches, these pains do not go away in a few minutes. But episodes of a migraine can last for hours, and sometimes it can take days for a person to recover. While there are many different medications that can relieve severe migraine pain, there are some yogasanas that can help you relieve migraine pain.
How does yoga help with migraines?
We all know that there is no definitive cure for migraine. You can just rely on medications and make some healthy lifestyle changes to reduce the symptoms. Migraines often start with different things and stress is one of them. Yogasana helps manage stress levels, thereby reducing symptoms.
Learn about some yogasanas that can help you manage stress levels.
- Sit in a cross-legged position on the ground (sit with one foot crossed over the other). Keep the spine straight.
- Keep both your hands in Gyan Mudra (make a round shape by touching the thumb and forefinger of the hand) and keep the hand on your knees.
- Breathe in and out for a few minutes in this posture. Repeat this asana by bending the other leg upwards i.e. by making a cross legged change.
- Sit on your knees on the chessboard to do yoga. Keep your hands towards you.
- Keep the toes together and keep the knees slightly apart.
- Exhale and at that time bend your torso forward, and keep your abdomen on your thighs.
- Your head should touch the chessboard. Now extend both hands forward so that they touch the chessboard.
- Breathe 4-5 times and come back to the starting position.
- Sleep comfortably on your back and close your eyes.
- Your arms and legs should be separated from each other and in a relaxed posture.
- Breathe slowly through the nostrils and focus on every part of your body starting from your toes.
- Exhale and relax.