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Yoga to overcome headache

Eka pada Sirsasana

Eka pada Sirsasana

  • Sit on the floor with the legs stretched in front
  • Bend the knee, lift the left foot and bring it near the trunk by holding the left ankle with both hands
  • Exhale , pull the left thigh up and back. Bend the trunk a little forward and place the left leg on the back of the neck.  The outer side of the lower left leg, just above the ankle will touch the back of the neck.
  • Raise the neck and head, keep the back straight , leg go of the left left ankle and fold the palms in front of the chest. The back of the left thigh will then touch the back of left shoulder.
  • If the head is not held up properly , the leg will slip off the neck . The right leg should be held straight on the floor. The back portion of entire leg should touch the floor with toes pointing forward.
  • Remain in this position from 15 to 60 seconds with deep breathing.
  • Unfold the palms , hold the left ankle with both hands , lower the left leg to the ground and straighten it.
  • Repeat the pose on the right side , placing the right leg behind the neck. The left leg should be held straight on the floor. Keep the pose on both sides for the same length of time.
"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."