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Expert studies reveal that yoga can offer natural relief to migraine. Yoga is a centuries-old technique that encourages holistic living through a variety of postures and breathing techniques.
A few minutes of daily practise of these simple yoga postures will better prepare you for the next migraine attack. Following are some of the simple yoga techniques that offer effective remedies to migraine.
1. Hastapadasana (Standing Forward Bend)
This hand-to-foot position stretches every back muscle in the body. – Stand with your feet together and your arms alongside your body. – Equalise your weight on both feet . – Breathe in and raise your arms aloft. – Bend forward and down towards your feet while exhaling. – Maintain the pose for 20-30 seconds while breathing deeply. –
- Maintain a straight spine and legs by resting your hands on the floor, beside your feet, or on your legs. – On the exhale, move the chest towards the knees, lift the hips and tailbone, press the heels down, and relax and move the head towards the feet. Continue to breathe deeply. – While inhaling, extend your arms ahead and upward and rise slowly to a standing position. – Exhaling, raise the arms to the sides.
2.Setu Bandhasana (Bridge Pose)
This bridge asana Instantaneously soothes the weary back . – Lie down on your back. – Fold your knees and place your feet on the floor hip distance apart, 10-12 inches from your pelvis, with your knees and ankles in a straight line. – Keep your arms alongside your body, palms down. – Inhale and slowly lift your lower back, middle back, and upper back off the floor;
softly roll in your shoulders; touch your chest to your chin without lowering your chin, and support your weight with your shoulders, arms, and feet. In this stance, feel your bottom firm up. Both thighs are parallel to one another and the floor. – If you like, you can interlace your fingers and push your hands on the floor to lift your body even higher, or you can support your back with your palms. – Continue to breathe normally. – Hold the posture for a minute or two before gently releasing it.
Shishuasana (Child Pose)
A child's pose, often known as a resting stance, is an effective relaxing pose. – First, start with the seated position. Bend forward and lower your forehead to the floor while keeping your hips on your heels. – Keep your arms alongside your body, palms facing up, and hands on the floor. (If this is too difficult, place one fist on top of the other and rest your forehead on them. ) – Press your chest towards your thighs. – Hold this position. – Come up slowly to sit on your heels.
Marjariasana (Cat Stretch)
– Get down on all fours. Maintain your balance on your knees and palm. – Maintain a perpendicular relationship between your arms and the floor, with your hands directly beneath your shoulders and flat on the ground; your knees should be hip-width apart and straight. – Raise your chin and tilt your head back as you inhale, pushing your navel downwards and raising your tailbone.
– Take deep breaths while holding this stance. – Drop your chin to your chest and arch your back up as you exhale. – Maintain this posture and deep breathing. – Repeat the position. Pro Tip: This asana helps in increasing the spine’s flexibility.