Tired Of Painful Headaches? Here Are 4 Yoga Asanas You Should Try

You can treat your headaches by performing yoga, which has no side effects compared to prescription drugs. 

Written by: Sushmita Sharma Updated at: 2023-03-14 12:02

Headaches can be excruciating and annoying, especially when your work requires a lot of concentration. It can disrupt your daily activities and can be triggered by stress, hormonal changes, food, etc. You can treat your headaches by performing yoga, which has no side effects compared to prescription drugs. A recent study of migraine sufferers found that those who included a yoga practice five days a week in their migraine management plan experienced greater relief than those who continued to receive conventional treatment.

Yoga Asanas To Treat Headaches

Child Pose(Shishuasana)

The child's pose is a great way to loosen up your upper body and open up your shoulders, back, and spine, which can help more blood flow to your head. 

Step 1: Start by sitting down on your knees.

Step 2: Next, put your heels back and lean forward.

Step 3: With your hands extended out in front of you, try to touch the floor with your forehead.

Step 4: Maintain this position for a few minutes before shifting back to your starting position.

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Downward Facing Dog Pose(Adho mukha svanasana)

The downward-facing dog position increases blood flow and provides headache relief.

Step 1: Go down on all fours to begin this exercise.

Step 2: Lift your hips up on your exhale, forming an inverted "V" shape with your body.

Step 3: Spread your fingers and feet on the floor while engaging your core muscles. While doing so, look down at your navel.

Step 4: Keep your body in this position for a few minutes or at least five deep breaths.

Bridge Pose(Setu Bandhasana)

As the heart is raised above the head in the bridge pose, the tension in the upper body can be released, and the brain receives more circulation.

Step 1: Maintaining a hip distance between your feet while lying on your back. Now, raise your knees.

Step 2: With the palms facing down, move the arms along with the body. Ensure that your fingertips slightly touch your heels.

Step 3: Roll your spine up by pressing your feet firmly into the ground as you inhale and lift your hips off the floor. Squeeze the knees together gently to maintain a hip distance.

Step 4: Next, raise your chest while exerting downward pressure on the arms and shoulders. Engage your legs and buttocks to elevate the hips higher.

Step 5: Breathe while holding this position, then release and return to the first position.

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Cat/Cow Pose(Chakravakasana)

Cat/Cow pose is another yoga technique to get relief from headaches. It helps to achieve emotional balance, which calms the body and mind.

Step 1: Start in a neutral tabletop position. Your shoulders should be precisely over your wrists, and your hips should be over your knees.

Step 2:

  • Lift your sit bones upward.
  • Press your chest forward.
  • Allow your belly to sink as you move into cow pose on inhalation.

Step 3: Now relax your shoulders from your ears while raising your head. 

Step 4: Bring your spine into a cat stance by rounding it out, tucking your tailbone, and pulling your pubic bone forward as you exhale. Don't press your chin towards your chest; let your head fall towards the floor. The most crucial thing is to unwind.


If the headache still persists, you should immediately visit a doctor for checkup. You may be suffering from migraine or eye problems.


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