A YOGA POSE TO HELP PREVENT AND RELIEVE MIGRAINES

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Do you suffer from migraines? Certain yoga poses can help prevent the onset of a migraine and act as a powerful pain reliever when one of these intense headaches occurs.

According to the Migraine Research Foundation, approximately 36 million Americans suffer from these debilitating headaches. Pain and side effects such as visual disturbances, nausea, vomiting, and sound and light sensitivity, generally last between 4 and 72 hours.

Research has shown, though, that practicing yoga on a weekly basis lowers the frequency and intensity of migraines. If you're noticing signs of an oncoming migraine try practicing Seated Forward Bend.

Sit on the floor with a mat or towel beneath you. Stretch both legs out in front of you and flex your feet. Keep your torso upright and exhale all the air out of your lungs. Then, as you inhale, raise your arms toward the ceiling. Exhale and begin to fold your torso forward, bending from the hips. Keep your back flat and fold to a point of comfort. If possible, bring your hands to your feet or rest them gently on your shins. When you've reached as far forward as possible, relax your head, neck and shoulders. Hold for 30 seconds, then release. For a visual demonstration of this yoga pose view this Seated Forward Bend video on YouTube.

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