6 Simple Yoga Poses To Cure a Headache

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Tired of getting that nagging headache and popping pills left and right? I used to think this was the only way to find relief until I stumbled across these simple yoga poses.

Since headaches can be caused by a variety of reasons like tension in your neck, tight shoulders, or back pain, these yoga poses are designed to gently stretch and open those areas, while circulating blood to your head. You can do one pose, a few, or follow the entire sequence.

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Rest assured these moves are incredibly simple (even for a man) I am by no means a yoga expert and am probably one of the least flexible guys on the planet but I could still do these yoga poses/stretches just find. I was skeptical at first but let me tell ya, they really do help.

So next time you have a headache and want some natural relief – try these really simple yoga poses from fitsugar.com 

 

 

 Seated Neck Release

 

  • Sit on the floor in a cross-legged position, or in a chair with your feet flat on the ground.
  • Extend your right arm next to your right knee or along the right side of the chair. Place your left hand on the top of your head and slowly tilt your head to the left. Apply gentle pressure with your hand to increase the stretch.
  • To feel a deeper stretch, you can hold onto your right knee or the seat of the chair. This stabilizes the torso and allows you to isolate the stretch on the side of your neck.
  • Hold on this side for 30 seconds, then slowly lift your head up and repeat this stretch on the other side.


 Quarter Dog

 

  • Here is a more relaxed version of Downward Facing Dog called Quarter Dog.
  • It takes the pressure off your hands and wrists by having you rest on your forearms.
  • Take deep breaths while in this pose, and just let your head hang between your shoulders. Circulating blood to your head can often be just the thing to relieve your headache.

Grounded Tipover Tuck

 

  • Here’s another forward bend that’s perfect if your headache is caused my tight shoulders.
  • Sit on the floor so your shins are parallel and hip distance apart.
  • Interlace your hands behind you in a double fist and lean forward, coming into a variation of Child’s Pose. Stay here if this feels good, or lift your hips into the air so you’re now resting on the top of your head in Grounded Tipover Tuck.
  • Lower your hands as much as you need to feel a stretch in your chest, shoulders, and the back of your neck. Stay for five or more breaths.

Seated Heart Opener

 

  • The Grounded Tipover Tuck stretches the back of your neck, so do this counterpose to target the front of your neck and chest.
  • It’ll also reduces tension in your back, which is one cause for headaches.
  • Sitting on your heels, place your hands behind your feet about 10 inches or so and arch your head back.
  • This Seated Heart Opener makes your head feel light and open, so stay for five breaths or more if you love it.

Happy Baby

 

  • If you think your headache might be caused by back pain that’s radiating up your spine, or you just need to take a few minutes to relax, give Happy Baby a try.
  • Lie on your back with your knees bent, holding onto your thighs or the outside edges of your feet.
  • You can slowly rock from side to side to increase the stretch in your hips and lower back, and to gently lull your mind into a state of relaxation.

Wall Straddle

 

  • This is a restorative yoga pose. You need a wall and a blanket or some pillows. Sit as close as you can to the wall with your bum and lower back propped on the folded blanket.
  • Spread your legs wide in a straddle position and relax your arms out to the sides. Just close your eyes and breathe, staying as long as you’d like.
That’s it! Pretty simple right? Let me know how these work for you. What are some other techniques you use to cure headaches? Drop a comment below and let us know…

Yoga Poses To Cure A Headache

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