Migraine is commonly known as a one-sided headache. It is a form of vascular headache caused by vasodilatation (enlargement of blood vessels) that gives rise to a release of chemicals from nerve fibers that coil around the large arteries of the brain. Enlargement of these blood vessels stretches the nerves that coil around them and causes the nerves to release chemicals. The chemicals cause inflammation, pain, and further enlargement of the artery. The increasing enlargement of the arteries magnifies the pain.
How do you treat headaches and migraine?
If you have been suffering from head-splitting aches for years or have recently been diagnosed with migraine, there are ways other than medication to help overcome your pain. Arterial surgery, muscle surgery, Occipital nerve stimulation, Botox, beta-blockers, and antidepressants are a few of the various preventive methods available to fight migraine attacks.
But beware as not all of these methods come without side effects. Opting for some of these methods may increase the risk of hypotension, heart attacks, insomnia, and nausea to name a few.
So, is there a natural way to fight against migraine without hurting the body in the process?
Luckily, yes. The answer is Yoga. Below is the easy practice yoga poses for migraine. Let us know them one by one.
Adhomukha Paschimottanasana name comes from the following Sanskrit words: adho, meaning “down”; mukha, meaning “face”; paschima, meaning “back” or “west”; uttana, meaning “intense stretch” or “straight” (referring to the back body); and asana, meaning “pose” or “posture.”
Utthita Parsvakonasana is one of my favorite poses. It improves your balance and strengthens your legs and the sides of your body, especially the side abdominal muscles on your top arm side.
Utthita Trikonasana, called extended triangle pose in English, requires nearly the same setup and execution as the regular triangle pose, except the stance is wider to open the pelvis, and the hand placement varies slightly.
Supta Virasana is the Sanskrit name for The Reclined Hero Pose. ‘Supta’ means ‘Lying Down’, ‘Vira’ means ‘An eminent man or Hero’ and ‘Asana’ means ‘Pose’. Supta Virasana is pronounced as “Soup-tah veer-AHS-anna”.