Yoga for headache relieve

Headache due to tension is caused by long standing contraction (tightening) of the frowning muscles in the forehead called frontalis. The frowning muscles are controlled by the motor nerves from the brain that send a small electric shock for the muscle to tighten.

If you think too much or worry , your mind triggers off this loop of electric currents that tighten the forehead muscles. The problem is created unconsciously by your own mind when is it over reactive. The remedy for the problem also , therefore exists within you as an inbuilt program in your system . Rotation of the head through yoga helps in relieving the pain.

Rotation of Head


You are on your forehead

  • Slowly rotate the head on the floor in a circle as you breath normally.
  • Do it five times in clockwise direction and another five times in anti-clock direction.
  • After practicing it a few times , if you find the head moving away from its position , you could bring it back to a comfortable position.
"This is a collected article from Sri Swami Vivekananda Yoga research Foundation . Simple yoga books are available at the institute. Our sincere thanks to Dr R Nagarathna and Dr H R Nagendra for sharing the details."