Yoga Poses for Headache Relief : Yoga Neck Rolls to Relieve Headache
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Yoga Poses for Headache Relief : Yoga Neck Rolls to Relieve Headache

October 16, 2019


ELIZABETH ROSE: The next thing we’re going
to do is bring some movement into this area with all the tension, where your headache
is happening. So, I’m going to put my hair back, so that you guys can see it, it’s a
little bit easier. All that’s going to happen is you’re going to be seated in your easy
seated pose, again, with your sits bone on the floor or on a block. You’re going to inhale
and the crown of the head reaches up so that you’re sitting tall, but you’re not going
to be propped this way. If you’re sitting this way, then just relax so that your shoulder
blades fall down on either side of the spine, but the crown of your head is still reaching
up. You’re going to inhale, and then as you exhale, just gently drop the right ear toward
the right shoulder. Notice how my shoulders don’t creep up–[SOUNDS LIKE] errk–as I drop
the ear down, right? They’re going to stay exactly where they are and feeling my shoulder
blades melting down on either side of the spine, and I’m exhaling to just drop my right
ear toward the right shoulder. Take a couple breaths here, inhaling and exhaling, and then,
in and out through the nose, remember. And then on an exhale, you’re going to go ahead
and let the chin fall toward the chest. Again, when you’re here, the shoulders aren’t creeping
up. They’re still melting down on either side of the spine. You’re going to inhale, think
of breathing into the back of the neck and between the shoulder blades, and exhale. Stick
with your 3-part breath into the belly, into the ribcage, and then into the heart. Then
as you inhale, you’re going to let the left ear come over toward the left shoulder. Notice
again, the right shoulder isn’t going to pop up and the left shoulder isn’t going to come
up to support the ear in your chest. Just keep then gently falling down. So inhale and
lift your ear up, and you’re going to breathe here. Now, slowly begin to connect these movements,
exhaling as you drop the chin toward the chest and inhaling as the ear rolls up towards the
shoulder blades, and do this as long as you’re comfortable. I’d say at least 20 repetitions.
If you can keep it going for a minute, that’s great, but stick with the breath. Let the
breath be the emphasis for every movement and don’t ever let yourself give the breath
away.

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  1. This kinda worked for me it made it better but my headache didn'd go away completey but its not so painful that its stoping me do stuff anymore so that was cool

  2. @drumboi6 I know this may seem overly simple, but one thing that i have done to relieve my tension headaches is to do about 40 situps. It usually alleviates the pain for a good hour. you should definitely try it.
    Oh, and completely agree with you. Tension headaches are so awful.

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