5 Yoga Poses to Reduce Tension Headaches

Grabbing Opposite Elbows

How to:

  • Stand with the feet firmly planted on the floor, hip width apart.
  • Clasp your elbows behind your back.
  • If you have more flexibility, place your palms together behind your back, with your fingers pointed upward.
  • Relax your eyes and jaw.
  • Hold for 10 seconds breathing evenly.
  • Release.

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Gomukhasana Arms

Props: Yoga belt or tie

How to:

  • Stand with the feet firmly planted on the floor hip-width apart.
  • Lift your right arm into the air beside your right ear.
  • Bend your right elbow.
  • Reach your right hand behind back, palm faces your back and place it down between your shoulder blades.
  • Bring your left arm behind your back and climb it up to clasp your right hand.
  • If you have tight shoulders, use a yoga belt or tie between your hands.
  • Hold for 10 seconds breathing evenly.
  • Release 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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