Yoga Practice for Migraines



Yoga Practice for Migraines


It is important to begin these exercises from the very first signs that the migraine might be starting,

as it is virtually impossible to practice yoga when in pain.

Every woman is able to recognize the first signs of an oncoming migraine.

In order to do this yoga practice, you will need to dedicate at least a quarter of an hour of your time to the practice.

The very fact that you stop doing other activities and make the time to practice yoga,

could be the exact pain killer, or antidote your body needs.


Suggested yoga poses to relieve headaches:


  1. Sit in mermaid pose. Bring left leg forward and bend it. Knee facing outwards, toes in front of your body. Place both hands flat on the ground in front of left leg. Take a few deep breaths.
  2. Breathe in – and lift your right hip off the ground. Breathe out, pull in your Moola Bandha and place your hip back on the ground. Continue this movement together with breathing.


  1. Bend your body forward and relax in the pose, placing your forehead on your arms. Continue to breathe deeply.

  1. Lift your body up. Take a breath and lift your right hand up, stretching it. Lower your shoulder. Twist to the left. With each exhale you can deepen the twist.

  1. Remain in twisted position. Lower your body onto the ground and rest it against your left thigh. Remain in this position for a few minutes. Continue breathing deeply.
  2. Take your right arm and slide it under your chest. Turn your head in the same position. Remain in this position for a few breaths. Direct your breath to the space between your shoulder blades.



Slowly release your body from the twisted position. Repeat the sequence on the other side.