Natural Treatment for Headaches
Using yoga for migraines is an effective way to treat them without subjecting your body to various drugs and medicines. In fact, having a simple yoga routine can help get rid of migraines permanently.
Migraine is a form of neuralgia where the sufferer experiences nausea and severe headaches. It’s one of the most common neurological syndromes and it affects nearly 1 in 10 men at some point in their lives. This is a huge number – at any given time, several million guys across the globe may be suffering from a migraine attack.
Unfortunately, treatment for migraines is not an entirely straightforward process. The wide range of triggers makes it quite difficult to identify the source of the problem and find an appropriate solution. Most patients agree that conventional migraine treatment options are either less than 100% effective or not effective at all.
The good news is that, for many, yoga for migraines offers a permanent cure for this debilitating condition without any nasty side effects. Yoga works on a holistic principle – rather than treating the disease symptomatically, yoga can condition the whole body to prevent the occurrence of migraines.
Yoga is an effective home remedy for migraines that also gives your a wide range of benefits, from improved fitness, to weight loss, to a calmer state of mind. The healing powers of yoga have been well documented in Western as well as Eastern schools of medicine.
I’m about to give you a few specific suggestions, but it is also worth considering factors such as the amount of time you spend looking at a screen, your diet (too much coffee, perhaps?), as well as your general stress levels.
Yoga For Migraines – Suggested Exercises
Do these with your eyes closed.
Kapalbhati Pranayama is actually a breathing technique and this is recommended at the first sign of a migraine attack. It’s also great to practise yoga breathing for a few minutes each day.
As for yoga postures, three in particular are recommended…
Savangasa (Shoulderstand) if you find this too difficult then a good substitute is Viparita Karani (lie on your back on the floor with your legs up against a wall. Close your eyes and breath evenly through your nose. Feel free to put a cushion under your lower back if needed.)
Pada Hastasana (Standing Forward Bend)
Savasana (Corpse Pose). Do this for at least 5 minutes.
If you think that your migraines are the result of eye strain then it is probably worth checking out the page on eye strengthening exercises. Using yoga for migraines can not only prevent this painful condition, but also give you a wide range of other benefits. If you have been less than satisfied with conventional medicine, or are looking for a gentle and natural approach maybe it’s time to give yoga a try.
FURTHER RESOURCE: HeadacheAustin.com gives comprehensive information on various types of headaches, as well a looking at treatment options, including a broad range of holistic approaches.
Be sure to give yoga for migraines a try and if you have any success please post your story.