A migraine is a neurological disorder that causes recurring bouts of headaches ranging from moderate to high intensity. Typically a person with a migraine will experience pain on one side or one half of his/her head, which can last for anywhere between two hours to two days. During a migraine a person will usually be extremely sensitive to light and noise, apart from suffering from other common symptoms like vomiting, nausea, pain that is aggravated during physical activity and many more.
An extremely common condition (according to the NHS it is believed that migraine is the most common neurological condition and is more common than asthma, epilepsy and diabetes combined together), there are a number of ways to manage and treat migraines, but the medication often leaves one drowsy or suffer from other side-effects. So if you are looking for a natural way to treat migraines, here is something that will work – yoga.
Hastapadasana (Standing Forward bend)
Setu Bandhasana (Bridge pose)
Balasana (Child pose)
Marjariasana (Cat stretch)
Paschimottanasana (Two-legged Forward bend)
Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog pose)
Padmasana (Lotus pose)
Shavasana (Corpse pose)
Practicing these simple yoga postures will lessen the impact of a migraine attack and may eventually stop them permanently. So, roll out the yoga mat, repose for some time everyday and shut migraine out of your life for good!
Precaution: Don’t stop your medication till your doctor advises you to do so. Yoga is a means to make your resistance against migraine better and should not used as an alternative to medication.