Yoga Poses for Headache Relief : Yoga Child Pose to Relieve Headache


ELIZABETH ROSE: Okay, this next pose is a
child’s pose, only we’re going to do it [INDISCERNIBLE] fashion and support our body while we’re doing
it. For this pose, you’re going to need a couple of blankets or bolster or yoga block.
You’re going to work it out however it feels best for you. This is how I like to do it.
I come into my hero’s pose and I have 2 blankets here, one of which I’m going to right on my
lap and the other, it’s going to stay on the floor in front of me. The point here is to
elongate the back of the neck. So as we come forward over our knees, we’re supported so
we’re not in too much of a forward bend. The arms are going to come right by the sides,
palms up, and then the forehead is just going to drop into the blanket. You’re just going
to rest there in that pose. If you feel like you want more of a stretch in the back of
the neck, you can remove your bottom blanket and allow the head to come further down. Stay
there as long as you’re comfortable, breathing slowly, in and out through the nose, and come
back when you’re ready for your next pose.