5 Yoga Poses to Reduce Tension Headaches

Garudasana Arms

How to:

  • Wrap your arms around your torso, right arm under left, hugging yourself.
  • Bring your hands up, your left elbow rests in your right elbow.
  • Rotate your hands, palms face each other.
  • Relax your eyes, jaw and shoulder blades.
  • Hold for 10 seconds breathing evenly.
  • Release and repeat with your left arm under the right.

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Side Stretch

How to:

  • Sit on the edge of a chair with your feet hip-width apart.
  • Plant your feet firmly on the floor.
  • Lift your arms beside your head,
  • Grab your left wrist with your right hand.
  • On an exhalation, gently stretch to the right, pulling your left arm and wrist with your right hand.
  • Press your weight down to the left buttock.
  • Hold for 10 seconds breathing evenly.
  • Return to center and repeat on the opposite side.

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Lynn Burgess

Accomplished yoga teacher, Lynn Burgess, combines her  unique alignment based style with over 20 years of teaching experience to help athletes achieve their goals. Visit www.yogafromtheheart.com to learn more.

Accomplished yoga teacher, Lynn Burgess, combines her  unique alignment based style with over 20 years of teaching experience to help athletes achieve their goals. Visit www.yogafromtheheart.com to learn more.

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