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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