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Yoga to combat Vertigo - Malasana



  • Squat on the haunches with the feet together. The soles and heels should rest completely on the floor . Raise the seat from the floor and balance.
  • Widen the thighs and knees and move the trunk forward until the armpits extend beyond the knees.
  • Bend forward and catch the back part of the ankles 
  • After gripping the ankles , exhale and move the head down to the toes and rest the forehead on them.
  • Maintain the pose for about a minute breathing normally.
  • Inhale , raise the head , release the ankle grip and relax on the floor.
  • Now exhale , bend forward and rest the head on the floor. Stay in this position also for 30 to 60 seconds with normal breathing.
  • Inhale,raise the head from the floor and return to position.
  • Release the hands and rest on the floor
Other important asanas for vertigo 
  • Salamba Sirsasana
  • Halasana
  • Paschimottanasana
  • Sanmukhi Mudra
  • Nadi Sodhana Pranayama
  • Savasana
One should go to a teacher or yoga therapist and under his guidance should do these practices.

"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."