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Headaches and Migraines?

Yoga for Migraine

Medically Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD on February 22, 2022

 Written by Hallie Levine



 

If you live with migraine headaches, you may be eager to find forms of exercise that don’t trigger or worsen your pain. Ideally, they might even make you feel better. One good, research-backed option is yoga.

This mind-body practice involves poses, deep breathing, and meditation. All have been shown to relieve stress, a common cause of migraine.




While yoga isn’t a substitute for medicine, it can be a helpful add-on. In fact, a 2020 study published in the medical journal Neurology found that people with migraine who did yoga for 3 months reported fewer and less intense headaches than those who just took medications. They were even able to cut back to about half their usual dose of migraine medicine.

But not all yoga is created equal when it comes to migraine. Certain types of yoga and poses are better for your head-splitters than others.

Our amazing yoga teachers are here to visit www.yogaworldfitness.org

 

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