Yoga Poses for Headaches

Getting on your mat when you’re suffering from a headache can help relieve some of the symptoms. By adding more circulation to your head and taking deep breaths, you might see improvements.

Revolved Head-to-Knee Pose

 parivrtta = revolved janu = knee sirsa = head Revolved Side Angle Pose: Step-by-Step InstructionsSit on the floor with your torso upright and your...

Fire Log Pose

Fire Log Pose: Step-by-Step InstructionsSit on one edge of a thickly-folded blanket, knees bent, feet on the floor. Lightly shrug your...

Extended Puppy Pose

Extended Puppy Pose: Step-by-Step InstructionsCome onto all fours. See that your shoulders are above your wrists and your hips are above...

Wide-Legged Forward Bend

Yoga Poses for headaches
(pra-sa-REE-tah pah-doh-tahn-AHS-anna) prasarita = stretched out, expanded, spread, with outstretched limbs pada = foot ut = intense tan = to stretch or extend (compare the Latin verb...

Dolphin Pose

  Dolphin Pose: Step-by-Step InstructionsCome onto the floor on your hands and knees. Set your knees directly below your hips and your...

Legs-Up-the-Wall Pose

(vip-par-ee-tah car-AHN-ee) viparita = turned around, reversed, inverted karani = doing, making, action Legs-Up-The-Wall Pose: Step-by-Step InstructionsThe pose described here is a passive, supported variation of the...

Corpse Pose

 (shah-VAHS-anna) sava = corpseThis pose is also called Mrtasana (pronounced mrit-TAHS-anna, mrta = death) Corpse Pose: Step-by-Step InstructionsIn Savasana it’s essential that the...

Reclining Hero Pose

 Caution: Supta Virasana, the reclining variation of Virasana, is an intermediate pose. DO NOT perform this pose unless you can sit your buttocks relatively...

Plow Pose

 (hah-LAHS-anna) hala = plow Plow Pose: Step-by-Step InstructionsFrom Salamba Sarvangasana, exhale and bend from the hip joints to slowly lower your toes to...

Downward-Facing Dog: Step-by-Step Instructions

Down Dog for depression
   Downward-Facing Dog: Step-by-Step InstructionsTo do downward-facing dog come onto the floor on your hands and knees. Set your knees directly below...

Head-to-Knee Forward Bend

(JAH-new shear-SHAHS-anna) janu = knee sirsa = head Head-to-Knee Forward Bend: Step-by-Step InstructionsSit on the floor with your legs straight in front of you....

Seated Forward Bend

(POSH-ee-moh-tan-AHS-anna) paschimottana = intense stretch of the west (pashima = west uttana = intense stretch) Seated Forward Bend: Step-by-Step InstructionsSit on the floor with...

Bridge Pose

 (SET-too BAHN-dah) setu = dam, dike, or bridge bandha = lock Bridge Pose: Step-by-Step InstructionsLie supine on the floor, and if necessary, place a...

Big Toe Pose

  Big Toe Pose: Step-by-Step InstructionsStand upright with your inner feet parallel and about six inches apart. Contract your front thigh muscles...
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