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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