For many people, a headache is almost an everyday occurrence. It can range from minor discomfort to debilitating, agonizing pain. Some people experience headaches everyday all day long, while others don’t get them at all. (I’m sure they’re a minority!)
There are so many causes of a headache and the solutions for it are just as many. Sometimes the solution can be as simple as drinking a glass of water. If you live in a hot place, for example, chances are your headache is caused by mild dehydration. So get out of the heat, chug down some water and head for a long cooling shower. You’ll feel much better afterwards.
Some headaches, however, are caused by a serious health problem. So seek medical attention as needed. Depending on the cause, yoga asanas and yoga meditation can actually prevent and alleviate a headache, especially if it is triggered by stress.
Stress is one of the most common causes of a headache. This is where yoga can help you. By combining asanas, pranayam and meditation, you can have a powerful tool in combating a tension headache.
Yoga asanas can help by relaxing the neck and shoulder muscles. When you are stressed, you tense up these muscles and the ultimate result is a headache. So instead of reaching out for a dose of painkiller, take out your yoga mat for some gentle neck and shoulder stretches. End each session with yoga nidra and proceed to Yoga Sound Meditation.
If you regularly practice Yoga Sound Meditation, you will come to a point where you will see the troubles and problems that give you headaches simply as a temporary, passing show. Problems will come and go. There is no need to immerse in it.
Even if the cause of your headache is an irritating person, Yoga Sound Meditation can still help you. Sounds hard to believe? Here’s why. Through repeated practice of sound meditation, you will be more tolerant of others. The obnoxious person won’t disappear, rather you will be more patient and will not be bothered as much.
So make time everyday to practice your asanas, pranayam and Yoga Sound Meditation and prevent your headache from getting worse. If you already have a regimen to follow to manage your tension headaches, you can still incorporate these techniques I have just shared with you. In fact, yoga will complement your current regimen and you’ll notice that nagging headache will nag you no more.