Yoga Postures for Headache Relief

Yoga is defined as a union with God. Yoga is the art of living life from the mental, spiritual, and physical dimensions. Earlier people used to practice yoga and meditation in their daily life to lead a healthy life. Nowadays the practice of yoga is decreasing day by day in a busy environment.

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The practice of yoga today aims to bring spiritual progress through self-development in the body and mind by controlling internal energy. Regular practice of yoga in the morning works to protect us from countless physical and mental ailments.

Due to today’s more hectic lifestyle, mental and physical ailments are increasing. Today, due to mental stress and mental disturbance, diseases like headaches arise. Headache is a common disease today.

There can be many reasons for headaches such as mental stress, dehydration, lack of sleep, fatigue, etc. Headache can be controlled with the help of yoga, no matter how old it is. By doing yoga, blood circulation in the head increases, which is beneficial in headaches. Doing yoga reduces mental stress and gives mental peace.

How yoga relieves headache?

Yoga practice is a very good option to get relief from headache. This is so effective that it helps in getting relief from headache as soon as possible. It calms the mind and increases blood circulation. Yoga is a very good natural remedy for headache.

Yoga stretches these organs when the headache is caused by stretching of the shoulders, neck, and back. Yoga opens up the blocks of your body. Yoga increases the blood flow and delivers oxygen to the head, which gives peace to your body. In this way, you feel relief from headache.

In this article, we will discuss 4 yoga postures for headaches. By doing which the headache can be controlled to a great extent.

  1. Balasana
  2. Marjariasana
  3. Adhomukh savasana
  4. Hastpadasana


Balasan yoga is a very easy and important asana that makes the body calm and stress-free. Due to which the body feels fresh again. It helps in reducing the pain of muscles especially the back, neck, and shoulders. The position of the yoga asana resembles a fetal position that provides physical, mental, and emotional support. That is why it is also called Shishusana.

This asana scientifically creates a stretch in your body, which automatically reduces muscle pain. With the practice of Balasana, your Heart Chakra gets activated which ensures balanced blood circulation throughout the body. When you practice Balasana after a tiring day, your mind and body become free from fatigue and anxiety and you infuse positive energy within yourself. The practice of Balasan Yoga is easy and accessible.

How to practice it?

  1. First of all, sit in the position of Vajrasana in an illuminated place.
  2. Now you have to take a long deep breath and raise both your hands up towards the sky, keep in mind that the palms of both hands should not be mixed.
  3. Move both arms and waist as far back as you can.
  4. Now while exhaling you have to bring both the hands forward and down towards the ground.
  5. You have to touch your head on the ground. Try to stay in this position for 30 seconds to 2 minutes.
  6. In this position, your hips should touch the feet. And try to stretch the waist and hands according to the strength.
  7. In the beginning, try to do 3 to 5 sets of Balasana exercises.

Precautions and Contraindication-

  • Balasana should always be done on an empty stomach.
  • People who have problems with diarrhea or pain in their knees should not practice this asana.
  • Patients with high blood pressure, heart, and hernia should not practice Balasana yoga.
  • If you are feeling uncomfortable in keeping the forehead on the floor while doing Balasana, then you can keep a pillow under your head.


The word Marjariasana is derived from Marjari which means cat and asana meaning pose. It is also known as the cat stretch pose. Marjari Asana is a very simple asana that is mainly done to make the spine flexible. The spine is the pillar of our body, if it is not correct then you will not be able to work properly.

Marjari asana is very easy to do. Due to our back pain, pain in other parts of the body like shoulder pain, lack of muscle elasticity, weight loss, neck pain, weakness, and very common disease headache complaints. Marjari asana is especially for women is very beneficial.

This asana energizes the body. It has been scientifically proven that regular practice of this asana improves blood circulation in the brain and helps in reducing stress and anxiety because while doing this asana, our head is lowered against gravity towards which the body gets rest.

Marjari asana improves the blood flow to the brain and provides a sufficient amount of oxygen and other important nutrients to the brain. This asana is very beneficial in relieving stress and anxiety.

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How to practice it?

  1. First of all, by laying a yoga mat on the floor, sit in Vajrasana.
  2. Now place both your hands on the floor forward.
  3. Putting a little weight on both your hands, raise your hips.
  4. By straightening your thighs upwards, make a 90-degree angle on the knees of the feet.
  5. In this position, your chest will be parallel to the floor and you will look like a cat.
  6. Now you take a long breath and tilt your head back, you push your navel from the bottom up and raise the tailbone (lower part of the spine).
  7. Now while exhaling, tilt your head down and try to touch the chin of your mouth to your chest.
  8. In this position, look at the distance between your knees and keep in mind that your hands should not bend in this posture.
  9. Keep your breath long and deep. Now again turn your head backward and repeat the process. You repeat this action 10-15 times.

Precautions and Contraindication-

  • If you have neck injury or pain, do not try to do this asana.
  • Do not try to do this asana more than your capacity.
  • Women should not do Marjarasana during pregnancy.
  • People suffering from back or knee pain should not do Marjarasana.
  • It is best to consult a doctor before doing Cat Pose.
  • You should practice this asana under the guidance of a yoga teacher.
  • If you are suffering from a head injury, keep your head in line with your torso.
  • Leave the body loose and flexible while doing this asana, the more flexible you leave the body, the better it will be for you.

Adho Mukha Svanasana-

Adho Mukha Svanasana is mainly a word made up of 3 words. The first word is ‘Adhomukh’ which means facing downwards. Whereas the second word is ‘Shwaan’ which means dog. The third word is ‘asana’ which means to sit. Adho Mukha Svanasana is called Downward Facing Dog Pose.

In Adho Mukha Svanasana, the head is down from the heart while your hips are raised upwards. In the practice of this asana, with the help of the force of gravity, the supply of new blood towards the head increases. This asana increases blood circulation in your body.

This asana helps you to remain relaxed and provides peace to the mind. Adho Mukha Svanasana also proves to be very helpful in fighting anxiety. The neck and cervical spine are stretched during the practice of this asana. This asana helps a lot in relieving stress.

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How to practice it?

  1. You lie down on the yoga mat in a prone position. After this, while inhaling, lift the body with your feet and hands and try to make a table-like shape.
  2. .Now while exhaling, slowly raise the hips upwards. Keep your elbows and knees tight. In this way, your body will come in the shape of an inverted ‘V’.
  3. Keep your shoulders and arms in a straight line during the practice of this asana. While the feet remain in line with the hips. Make sure that your ankles are on the outside.
  4. Now press your hands down towards the ground and try to stretch the neck. In this process, keep your ears touching the inner part of your hands and you try to focus your eyes on the navel.
  5. You stay in this position for a few seconds and after that keep the knees on the ground and come back again in the table-like position.

Precautions and Contraindication-

Do not practice the downward-facing breathing posture if you have any of these problems. Like-

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • High blood pressure
  • A detached retina
  • A dislocated shoulder
  • Weak eye capillaries
  • Diarrhea
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The word Padahastasana is made up of two words. The first is pada means feet and the second is hasta means hands. That is why it is called Padahastasana. In this yoga asana, you bend forward and clench your arms and legs. This yogasana is also called hand to feet pose.

Padahastasana yoga improves the digestive system. Padahastasana yoga helps in keeping the body as well as the mind calm and relaxed. Yoga provides a feeling of relaxation and balance of the body. According to this study, doing this yoga has both psychological and physical benefits and it also increases muscle strength.

How to practice it?

  1. First of all, lay the yoga mat in a clean and flat place.
  2. Now keep both the legs together and stand straight.
  3. Keep your hands straight as well.
  4. Then while inhaling, raise both the hands upwards.
  5. Now hold for a few seconds, while exhaling comfortably, bend forward from the waist.
  6. Then you try to touch both the palms to the ground next to both the feet.
  7. In this process, try to keep the palms off the ground and the knees straight.
  8. Simultaneously try to touch your forehead with your knees.
  9. Make sure that the part below the waist is not bent.
  10. Now, while breathing comfortably, rise and try to bend back while taking your hands up.
  11. After that, while exhaling, bend forward.
  12. In this way, you can repeat Hastpaadasana two to three times.

Precautions and Contraindications-

  • Do not do this asana if you have back pain or injury.
  • If you start having back pain while doing this asana, then do it on the advice of a specialist or only after the paint is cured.
  • Do not do this asana to those suffering from heart problems, hernia, and abdominal swelling.
  • Hastpaadasana should not be done even during pregnancy.
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In the end- If you are also going through the problem of headache, then practice yoga for a few minutes daily. This will help your body get ready to fight the upcoming attack. Yoga improves the immunity of the body. If you regularly practice the above-mentioned asanas in this blog, then you will get relief from headaches.

We cannot count the benefits of yoga today we can think of yoga only as a miracle that God has given to the human species as a gift. It maintains our physical health, reduces stress, controls emotions and negative thoughts. Through yoga, we develop a sense of well-being, mental purity, and self-confidence.

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Author: Kavita Madan

I love to practice yoga so I enjoy writing yoga blogs. Yoga gives me confidence, fitness, and energy to live happily throughout the day, so I share my knowledge and experiences with you at YogaHolism. Hope you enjoy reading my blogs! Thank you.

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