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Yoga poses for headaches
1. Seated Neck Release Sometimes headaches can be caused by neck pain, so stretch out this tight area with a Seated Neck Release. Sitting in a comfortable position, place your right hand on the left side of your head and gently tilt your head to the right. Hold for a few breaths and then switch sides. Repeat on both sides one more time. 2. Quarter Dog Here is a more relaxed version of Downward Facing Dog called Quarter Dog. It takes the pressure off your hands and wrists by having you rest on your forearms. Take deep breaths while in this pose, and just let your head hang between your shoulders. Circulating blood to your head can often be just the thing to relieve your headache. 3. Grounded Tipover Tuck Here's another forward bend that's perfect if your headache is caused my tight shoulders. Sit on the floor so your shins are parallel and hip distance apart. Interlace your hands behind you in a double fist and lean forward, coming into a variation of Child's Pose. Stay here if this feels good, or lift your hips into the air so you're now resting on the top of your head in Grounded Tipover Tuck. Lower your hands as much as you need to feel a stretch in your chest, shoulders, and the back of your neck. Stay for five or more breaths.
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