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5 Yoga Poses To Heal Migraines

One of my clients wrote to me, she hd a giant, giant GIANT migraine today. For many, the?extreme heat and humidity can be a trigger for?a?migraine

Try these yoga poses to ease the discomfort of your head ache.

  1. ?Chin drop “YES’s”

Begin by sitting in a comfortable position. Equal weight on both bum bones. Allowing your spine to be long. Your shoulders relaxed down and the sternum lifted. Let your?eyes softly close. Breath in slowly, filling the?belly region, middle chest (two thirds of your lung?s capacity0, then fill up the final third. As you exhale, drop your?chin to the chest. in a “yes” head nod motion. Lengthening the back of the neck. Trying to keep the shoulders back.

Hold the ?lock for as long as comfortable, without strain. To release, bring the chin up first and very slowly take a breath in through the nose. Take a few slow deep breaths in and out and allow your breath return to normal before practicing additional rounds. Begin with practicing three rounds and you can slowly increase it to up to ten rounds over time.

This ?pose is even approved by Osteoporosis Canada BoneFit.

2. Stand tall chin in “NO’s”

Standing with your back to the wall.?equal weight on both feet. Bring your head back to the wall. Place on finger on the chin, slight push in on chin to lengthen the back of the neck muscles.

Rock head side to side in “NO” motion. Try a bigger range of motion. While keeping the?head to the wall,??turn head to right getting right ear to the wall. Hold for three breaths. Now try the other side.

Repeat three times.

You should feel a nice opening on upper neck muscles. When look to left, feel it open on upper right?side.

This pose is even approved by Osteoporosis Canada BoneFit.

3. Forward Roll

Sit tall. Equal weight both bum bones.

Clasp you hands (interlace fingers). Place your hand on the back of your head.

Exhales and tuck your chin in to your chest. Slowly drop chin to chest like in #1. Now try rolling foward slowly. Feeling it through the shoulder blades, mid-back, then lower back (getting your elbows to touch the knees…maybe even go as low as nose between the knees.

Slowly reverse, on the inhale and roll up slowly low back, mid-back, should blades, to sitting up tall.

You should feel a nice stretch in all the muscles along your spine. Be sure to move slowly to feel each segment.

Repeat three times.

This pose is NOT?approved by Osteoporosis Canada BoneFit as it may pu t too much pressure on your vertebrae.

4.?Eagle Arms

Sit tall. Equal weight both bum bones. Keep spine straight up.

Inhale, take arms in up into “T”.

Exhale, cross the right arm over the left making an X. Take thumbs toward your nose. Top right arm should be locked in.

Do you feel the opening between the shoulder blades?

Try lifting eagle?arms up and then lower down.

Osteoporosis Canada BoneFit ?does NOT?recommend this pose.

5. Savasana with an eye pillow

Lay down on your back in savasana/corpse pose.

Place an eye pillow over your eyes. Some people like a cool or cold eye covr, while others may prefer one filled with fresh lavender . ?Use whatever helps you the most, Breath in slowly for four and exhale slowly for four. Letting the pain and discomfort of your migraine to slip away. Giving yourself permission to relax completely.


If you have questions or would like to share how these helped you, please email ??jayne@innovativewellness.ca


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