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


ELIZABETH ROSE: Okay, in this next pose, we’re
going to work on opening through the heart, the fourth chakra, and just expanding the
space in between the shoulder blades with a reverse prayer pose. This pose is fairly
advanced and if you can’t get all the way into it, it’s fine. We’re going to work on
some variations as well. So, I’m going to turn around to show you what it looks like.
It’s Angeli Mudra, the prayer pose, only behind the back instead of in front. You want to
place the palms together, the pinkies are going to be against the spine, and the elbows,
don’t let them fall like this, you don’t want to look like this. The point is to open the
heart. So you really want to press the shoulder blades back and down while you press the palms
together, and the crown of the head extends up and out. It’s really that simple. So just
stay there for a moment. And if it’s not comfortable to you, then just clasp your elbows this way,
press your shoulder blades back and down, and keep the heart open, lifting the heart
chakra, the second chakra toward the sky as you inhale and you exhale through the nose
slowly. Stay there for 20 breaths or so if you can and then we’ll move on to the next
pose.