How does yoga help headache

Headache is one of the most common symptoms. There are types of headache vascular headaches, migraine and hypertension headaches,

The most common headaches, the two most common forms of headache are migraine and tension headaches.

Migraine: This server form of headache occurs more commonly in women than men. It is characterized by periodic headaches which are usually one sided and are often accompanied by visual disturbances and vomiting.

Migraine usually starts after puberty and continues until late middle life. Acute attacks are often related to emotional stress, occasionally occurring during the period of relaxation when the stress appears to be over. Attacks occur at intervals varying from a few days to server months. Some sufferers will experience the attack in only half of the head, while other sufferers experience the pain at the top or at the region at back of the head.

Tension Headaches:

Tensions headaches commonly follow emotional stress, but sustained muscles contraction may also be a factor in the pain associated with vascular headaches, and with diseases of the eyes, ears, nose, teeth and sinuses. Similarly, the types of headache which is found to be associated with cervical arthritis or disc degeneration generally stems from and muscular spasm.

Yoga management:

Yogic practices fill the gap in managing those forms of headache which, until now, medical science has found difficult to treat. Psychogenic headache, vascular headaches, including migraine, and muscle tension headache can often be eradicated completely through yogic practices alone.

Hatha yoga Shatkarma yoga, Neti and Kujal. If they are performed at the beginning of an attack of migraine, the sufferer gains immediate relief.

Asana to be formed daily:

  • Surya namaskara,
  • Pawanmukt asana
  • Hastapadasana (Standing Forward Bend)
  • Setu Bandhasana (Bridge Pose)
  • Shishuasana (Child Pose)
  • Marjariasana (Cat Stretch)
  • Paschimottanasana (Two-legged Forward Bend)
  • Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog Pose)
  • Padmasana (Lotus Pose)
  • Shavasana (Corpse Pose)

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