Headaches can cause a lot of stress and mental anguish. While headaches are fairly common and can affect people of all ages, they can be a debilitating condition. Your headaches can be mild or severe depending on your personal medical history and lifestyle habits. Yoga, through its asanas, pranayama, and meditation techniques, can improve your overall health.

Pro tip: Hold each pose for 30 seconds before repeating the pattern twice a day.

Padottanasana

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Begin by lying on your back (you can use a wall for support if needed). Maintain a straight line with your legs above your hips. Relax and take deep breaths while closing your eyes. Stay in this position for 30 seconds or as long as you feel comfortable.

Vajrasana

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Slowly place your knees on the mat. Put your pelvis on your heels and your toes outward. Maintain a close relationship between your heels. Place your palms on your knees, palms facing up. Straighten your back and take a step forward.

Malasana

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Squat in Malasana, lowering your pelvis and placing it over your heels. Make sure your feet are flat on the floor. You can either place your palms beside your feet or join them in front of your chest in a prayer gesture. The spine remains upright.

Asana Savithri

Place your knees on the floor gently. Keep your pelvis away from the heels. Stretch your arms up to shoulder height, palms facing each other. Look forward to it. Arrange your arms, spine, hips, and thighs in a straight line.

Pranayama Brahmari

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Place your thumbs on the ‘Tragus,’ the outside flap of your ear. Put your index finger on your brow, your middle finger on your Medial Canthus, and your ring finger on the corner of your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air as you inhale, and as you exhale, make a buzzing sound like a bee. Keep your mouth closed the entire time and feel the vibration in your body.

Pranayama Methods

You can sit in any comfortable position to perform the following breathing exercises (such as Sukhasan, Ardhapadmasan or Padmasana). Close your eyes and straighten your back. Maintain this awareness of your posture and concentration on your breathing throughout your practice.

Duration – Start by practising these breathing techniques for five minutes per day and gradually increase the time.