A migraine is painful, it’s a chronic health problem which affects one in every five women and around one in every 15 men. They usually begin in early adulthood. Many people, apart from a usual headache also experience symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and increased sensitivity to light or sound. As experts in arranging Yoga Holidays, Balearic Retreats selected 6 Yoga postures that can help you fighting this condition.
6 asanas to treat a migraine
There are many treatment options if you have migraine headaches. Drugs are used, but some remedies and therapies don’t use medication. Therapies include ice to the head, adequate sleep or smoking cessation, and especially avoiding any environmental triggers such as stress, flashing lights, and drinking red wine, other recommendations include natural remedies like herbs, acupressure, aromatherapy, group therapy, Yoga can be really helpful in this case. Lifestyle changes like eating a healthy diet and getting exercise may also help reduce the frequency of your attacks.
This pose calms the nervous system and it’s a great stress reducer
Standing forward bend
This pose calms the mind but also boosts blood supply to the brain vitalizing the nervous system.
This pose relaxes the mind and helps your blood pressure.
Two-legged forward bend
This pose reliefs headache as well as stress.
Downward dog pose
This pose increases blood circulation to the head.
The exact cause of migraines is unknown, although they’re thought to be the result of temporary changes in the chemicals, nerves and blood vessels in the brain, stress could also be the main factor. If you are looking for a long detox week, book your Yoga holidays in Mallorca with Balearic Retreats. We work with highly qualified teachers and therapists to tailor the perfect personalised and life-changing yoga holiday in the heart of the Mediterranean.