5 Yoga Asans To Treat Migraine
By: Pinki Tue, 12 June 2018 12:53 PM
One of my one on one students was taking mersyndol everyday for migraines. After one week of yoga with me he stopped taking them completely. He looks and feels 1000% better. His flexibility has increased dramatically! His migraines are gone. What did I teach him? What yoga postures cure migraines?
* Forward Virasana
Kneel with widened knees apart. Draw the shoulders forward past the ears. Lower the heart towards the earth. Tailbone lengthening back and down. Chin gently tucking in towards the chest, lengthening the back of the neck. If you like you can rest forehead (on a bolster).
* Adho Mukha Svanasana
Come into an inverted V shape. Thighs and spine are at about a 90° angle. Spread the fingers, index finger points forward. Palms flat on the earth, press down firmly through the thumb and index. Armpits roll inward to face each other. Elbows straight. Chin tucks in towards the chest, lengthen the back of the neck look at the thighs or navel. Tuck the tailbone under, lengthen the whole spine, especially the lower back. The heels should go fully to earth and there is no strain on the neck/shoulders.
* Prasarita Padottanasana
Feet are wide. Press the toes firmly into the mat. Stretch the mat apart with your feet. Tuck the tailbone under, ground the sitting bones, lengthen the lower back. Take your hands to your ankles and bend your elbows, assist gently with your arms to draw the back of the head to touch the earth. Chin tucks in towards the chest. Gaze towards the navel. If you like you can choose to do it you?re your back to wall.
Standing with even weight through the feet, or weight very slightly forward into the toes. Big toes touch, heels are slightly apart. Keep the tailbone tucked under, allow the spine to bend forward. Tuck the chin gently in towards the chest, lengthen the back of the neck. Gently work the palms towards the earth, fingertips in line with the heels. Relax and breathe.
Sit with legs straight in front. Tuck the right heel into the groin, and uncurl the toes out from the left thigh. Press the sitting bones into the earth and lift the spine long into the sky, inhale the arms up above the head, then exhale bend forward to touch the toes of the left foot. Turn the navel gently out towards the left side. Chin gently tucks in towards the chest, lengthen the back of your neck. Forehead towards the shin. Both eyes and jaw relax. Then swap sides.