Best yoga exercises that help relieve tension, headache

Headache is a sort of ailment

Headache is a sort of ailment that is pretty common among masses. The reasons or ‘triggers’ can be many, including stress, hunger, lack of sleep to even bad posture. And, whatever may be the reason, unfortunately traditional medications do have their own share of side effects. However, there are some naturalistic Yoga poses that can always come to your ‘head banging’ rescue.

Downward Dog

A sort of downward facing position, this pose requires you to put your knees below the thigh region (with your heels resting on the floor), while you stretch your arms forward (with the palms resting on the floor). Now, you move up your knees along with lifting up your tailbone, while your heels press more on the ground. This stretches your body and makes your hamstring more flexible.

Cobra Pose

This pose entails your body to lie on its belly, while your palms are aligned along your firm chest. Then you squeeze your legs together to create a sort of leverage for slightly lifting up your chest and shoulders. The posture can be held for around 10 seconds and then again repeated.

Pendant Pose

This exercise requires you to sit in a classic ‘sage’ posture, with your legs crossed (right knee upon left knee). Then you have to keep your palms firmly on the ground and use them as a support to lift up your hip region. This position can be held for around three deep breathes, while your toes push towards your buttocks.

Bow Pose

This is a sort of an inverse exercise which might be a tad bit complex for the amateurs. The posture requires you to bend your body inversely like a bow, with your hands holding on to your feet from behind. A constant breathing process supplements the balancing act, which can be done for around 30 seconds. The beneficial effect results in enhanced flexibility for adequate and free blood flow.

Revolved Triangle Pose

This posture has been developed to act as a warming up session for more complex Yoga poses. Extremely helpful in preparing the body for various types of stresses (both mental and physical), the pose in itself requires you to stand in Tadasana. Then you need to bend forward, with your upper torso parallel to the ground, and your right palm touching your left feet. Correspondingly, the left arm needs to be outstretched towards the ceiling in alignment with the downward right arm.

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