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

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


ELIZABETH ROSE: If you’ve been moving through
all the postures in these series and you’re beginning to feel a little relief of your
headache of the tension in your neck and shoulders, only then should you practice these last three
postures. So, this is the Down Dog. If you’re still feeling your headache and it’s still
pretty bad, maybe not so much with the Down Dog. Maybe you could do a Half Dog which is
where you press the hands against the wall or just skip this one altogether and continue
on to Shavasana. This is what Down Dog looks like. From your hero’s pose, you’re going
to come to your tabletop. From here you’re going to tuck your toes, palms are flat on
the floor and exhale as you rise into Down Dog, allowing the heels to drop towards the
floor. You want the head and the neck to be loose and you’re just going to inhale and
exhale here in and out through the nose, lifting through the hips, and exhaling, dropping through
the head, and palms of the hands. Bend your knees if you feel tight, but keep working
on dropping the heels towards to the floor, inhaling and exhaling. When you’re done, put
your knees back down, come back to your hero’s pose or if you like you can rest in child’s
pose for a few breaths.