Yoga Poses for Headache Relief : Yoga Leg Wall Pose to Relieve Headache


ELIZABETH ROSE: Okay. So this is the last
pose in the series for relieving headache and neck pain. If you’ve gotten through all
the poses in these series and you don’t feel better yet and your headache is terrible and
you’re having horrible, horrible tension in your shoulders, then skip this pose. Maybe
you just come directly into Shavasana or lying flat on your back or go back to the poses
in this series that felt best for you and repeat them again. To come into this pose,
this is “legs up the wall.” All you’re going to do is bring the tailbone close to the wall.
You can prop the hips with a blanket or a bolster or you can just lie flat, it’s absolutely
fine. You’re going to extend the legs, just hang the heels on the wall, no tension in
the legs, just sort of let them relax into the wall and you’re going to bring the arms
above the head. This is going to suddenly reverse channels of flow in the body. If you
like, you can do a little meditation where you think of yourself as lying on a waterfall,
the water falling down onto your feet and down through your legs cooling in the valley
around your core and then moving out into your head, your crown chakra is swirling there.
Stay here as long as you are comfortable, stay here 1 minute, 3 minutes, 6 minutes,
or 12 minutes, optimum is 12 minutes or more. Just inhaling and exhaling through the nose.
Just let the breath find you here and when you’re ready, you can open your eyes, bring
the feet down, roll to your right side and gently, gently, on your own time, come up
into an easy seated pose. Hope you feel better.

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