5 Yoga Poses to Reduce Headaches
Have you considered that your posture, and a lack of oxygen could bring on your headaches? Poor posture affects your respiratory system and blood circulation to the brain; which can cause muscle tension - resulting in a headache. Incorporate the following yoga postures on a daily basis to reduce and prevent headaches:
Sit in a comfortable seated position to start. Turn from the belly to the right, and place your right hand on the floor firmly behind your spine, and twist. Keep your shoulders down and your chest open. Relax your eyes, jaw and tongue. Hold for 10 seconds breathing evenly. Return to center and repeat on the opposite side.
Grabbing Opposite Elbows
Stand with your feet firmly planted on the floor, hip width apart. Clasp your elbows behind your back. Relax your eyes and jaw. Hold for 10 breaths evenly, and release.
Stand with feet firmly planted on the floor. Lift your right arm into the air beside your right ear. Bend your right elbow. Reach your right hand behind your back, palm faces your back and place it down between your shoulder blades. Bring your left arm behind your back and climb it up to clasp your hand. Hold for 10 seconds breathing evenly. Release and repeat on the other side.
Wrap your arms around your torso, right arm under left, hugging yourself. Bring your hands up; your left elbow rests in your right elbow. Rotate your hands, with your palms facing each other. Relax your eyes, jaw and shoulder blades. Hold for 10 seconds breathing evenly. Release and repeat on the other side.
Standing Side Stretch
Plant your feet firmly on the floor. Lift your arms beside your head. Grab your left wrist with your right hand. On an exhalation, gently stretch to the right, pulling your left arm and wrist with your right hand. Press your weight down to the left buttock. Hold for 10 seconds breathing evenly. Return to center and repeat on the other side.
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