Did you know that there is some potential for relieving migraines through your yoga practice? This topic came up several times last week so I went to my primary source for therapeutic yoga poses – “Light on Yoga” by B.K.S. Iyengar – for some ideas.
You might try either the Nadi Sodhana breath – also known as Alternate Nostril Breath (no retention of breath for migraine sufferers); or Sitali breath – cooling breath. Yoga asana for migraines includes Paschimottanasana – Seated Forward Fold, Uttanasana – Standing Forward Fold and both Shoulderstand and Headstand.
If you are not familiar with these techniques we recommend you work with an experienced yoga teacher for best results.
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