Yoga Exercises for Migraine Headaches

There are many Yoga exercises for migraine headaches and all of them have proven exceedingly effective in alleviating migraine attacks. Yoga therapy prescribes other practices as well, such as a set of asanas, breathing exercises, relaxation and Yoga diet.

These are particular exercises that are very helpful, if done on a regular basis.

I. Neck Rotation


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I. Neck Rotation

  • Start by sitting in Dandasana
  • Bend your head forward. The aim is to try to touch your chin to your chest.
  • Slowly rotate your head in a clockwise direction. Do this in as large a circle as you can.
  • Do 10 rounds of this clockwise followed by 10 rounds anti-clockwise. Remember to breathe with normally.


  • Breathe normally - don't try to coordinate your breath and neck movements.
  • Keep your eyes shut all through the practice.
  • Feel the shifting stretch in the region of your neck. Likewise, feel the loosening up of your joints and in the muscles of your neck.
  • If you experience pain in any position, stop in that position. Be aware of the point of pain.

    At that point, start breathing slowly and deeply; this will help get rid the pain. After that you can proceed.
  • You can be practice this sitting in a cross-legged position, on a chair or standing in Tadasana.
  • Senior citizens and persons suffering from cervical spondylitis should avoid this when experiencing acute pain.

II. Kati Sakti Vikasaka (Back)

  • Start by sitting in Dandasana
  • Next, spread the legs apart as far as you can.
  • Then keep your hands on your hips. The thumbs should be pointing forward with your fingers pointing backwards.
  • Inhale and bend backward from your waist as far as possible. Hold this pose for a while.
  • Then as you exhale, bend forward and try to touch your forehead to the ground. Do this without bending your knees
  • Do 10 rounds of this exercise.
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