Connect your mind to your body and soul...
Research shows that migraine relief can be achieved through yoga & meditation.
Below are links to some of our favorite practices. Namaste.
We recommend these apps for learning how to meditate, which will help improve your overall health.
For thousands of years, meditators have claimed many benefits of their practice. Our experience, and that of Headspace members, suggests that regular mindfulness practice, through meditation, is an effective treatment for migraines, stress, worry, lack of focus, relationship problems, addictions and more. It leads to peace of mind and wellbeing, greater focus and creativity and better relationships.
Active Practices for Exercise and Prevention
Great for releasing neck tension and stimulating pressure points on top of the head. I love this practice when my neck and spine are needing some extra love. Be very mindful while practicing this video - the neck is a very sensitive and vulnerable area, especially for us migraineurs!! Listen to your body and be aware of what you need today.
Healthy Body Yoga
This practice really helps open up new areas of awareness while strengthening your muscles in a loving way. Like many yoga practices, it begins on the ground. So if this is not a comfortable place for you, maybe break out some pillows and give yourself a little extra support. :) Tap into your core strength and breath, and enjoy.
Confidence Boost Yoga
Give yourself the gift of confidence with this practice! Connect to your core with balancing postures and strengthening sequences, and allow your most beautiful you to radiate as you strengthen you body, mind, and spirit.
Compassion Yoga - Core Strength Vinyasa
Tap into your inner strength in this flow. The mantra I embraced for this practice was "I can." As you flow and balance within this practice, acknowledge the power within yourself and remember that you are capable. By strengthening our core, we strengthen our sense of purpose and identity as well. Connect and enjoy.
Super Slow Flow - Moving in Honey
Get ready, this one will make you sweat!! I love this class - it is deliciously challenging and one that will get your prana moving! Go at your own pace and do what you can. Remember, this is your practice, so listen to your body and enjoy the experience.
Full Moon Yoga
This Moon Salutation is a great strengthening routine that is also cooling and grounding. Moon Salutations are great for migraineurs because of the cooling effect that they have on the body. This routine will help open your side body and hips while strengthening your core at the same time. Hope you like it!
New Moon Yoga
This practice is a combination of strength building and flexibility training. Since it is for the New Moon, it is a wonderful practice for introspection and self revelation. Tune in during the New Moon, or whenever you are needing some inner grounding.
20 min Yoga Flow For Balance | Moon Salutation 1 | Full Moon
Moon salutation yoga sequences are thought to be cooling to the body and nervous system, and therefore a good choice for migraineurs. This "cooling" effect releases built up tension in the body according to Ayurvedic treatment, which originated in India more than 3,000 years ago and remains one of the country’s traditional health care practices.
This practice was swifter than I had expected, but was surprisingly grounding and calming at the same time.
But the best part of this practice was when the instructor told me to shout “HA!” five times while flinging the top half of my body from upright to upside-down. Yes, it looked silly. And the first few times, I half whispered, half breathed a soft “...ha..” Let me also tell you that I am doing this in the privacy of my own home (along with my fiance and two kitties, but still), and I didn’t even let go enough to shout “HA!”
The practice continued, and then it was back… Five more “HA’s!!” So, this time I gave it my all - “HA, HA, HA, HA, HA!!” I probably freaked out the cats and Greg... but I was able to let go of something in those moments of shouting. I let go of my thoughts - and just shouted. Hope you enjoy this practice. Namaste, - Sarah
Gentle morning yoga sequence
Choosing to move and connect in the morning is one of the best things we can do for ourselves! This video is a gentle practice for all levels and a nice way to connect to the muscles and joints and clear the mental and emotional channels for the day ahead. Take your time and connect to the breathe. Notice how you feel and enjoy the art of noticing!
Yoga During a Migraine
If your migraines give you tummy trouble, this practice is for you! Whenever my tummy needs a little extra support - this is my go-to practice. Since it is Yin Yoga, the poses are held for a few minutes and you can breathe and relax into each pose. Relax and send healing and loving thoughts to your tummy.
Yin Yoga for Digestion
Yin Yoga for Sleep
Be ready to catch some zzzz's after this practice! I love this practice and how relaxing it is. On my FB and Instagram live session where I talked about yoga, I mentioned this video. Towards the beginning, she guides you through a breathing exercise which helps calm your nervous system. Hope this helps you get the rest you need. <3
Yin Yoga for Relaxation
Yin Yoga is a practice that focuses on the breath and holds poses for extended periods of time in order to improve mobility and flexibility. I love doing this practice before bed, when I'm feeling anxious, or if I just want a nurturing sequence. Put on your comfy clothes and melt into these poses.
Yin Yoga for Upper Back Knots
I don't know about you, but my neck gets stiff and tight after a migraine! Even days after a migraine, I can be carrying around that tension. This little practice helps ease some of the tension left over from the migraine. And if you feel your neck and shoulders tightening at the beginning of a migraine, maybe try this practice! Here's to a happy and healthy neck and shoulders!
Yoga to Cure Headache
This quick sequence is calming and helpful at the beginning of a headache. It begins with a face massage, so break out your Zen Nectar with that part! You can even do it a couple times if you're needing some extra self love. Enjoy!
Yoga for Headaches & Migraine Relief
From Video Description: "I personally find that no headache is the same and sometimes yoga helps and sometimes it doesn't. Whenever I've been able to relieve headaches and migraines with yoga it was by doing these easy poses and more importantly the alternate nostril breath! Neck stretches are also wonderful for this. The key is to take it easy, breathe deeply and relax any muscles that don't need to work. A lot of headaches come from too much intensity and tension in our bodies so we need to learn to slow down and rest. This is a simple 15 minute sequence with no props necessary. Hope you enjoy it :)"
Restorative Yoga Sequence
In need of some rest and relaxation? If so, then put on some comfy clothes, get some pillows, and play this video. It begins with a face massage - so if you have a migriane, get some peppermint essential oils or your Zen Nectar and settle in.
You can thank me later. ;)
Meditative breathing & yoga for headache
Try this nurturing yoga practice when you have a headache and be sure to focus on your breathing. Yoga is an amazing tool for healing and with regular practice we can even begin to prevent the aches before they take over. Reduce stress and relieve tension with this practice. Reduce the intake of pain killers with a healing yoga approach. This practice is great even if you don't have a headache and perfect on a day off or when you need to take it easy. It will lighten your load, improve circulation and bring grounding energy to your busy week. Find balance and ease and soothe your sweet head.
Intro to Yin Yoga
An at home beginners Yin Yoga practice. In this session we use things that you might have around the house to support, find comfort and restore. Grab a blanket and a pillow and set aside 30 minutes for yourself. Listen to the sound of your breath and enjoy!
Yoga for when you're angry
It happens. Wires get crossed. You feel disrespected. Misunderstood. You get upset. TRY - Yoga For When You're Angry! This video uses pranayama or breath technique, asana, humor and love to tackle feeling the bad vibes and help create space for understanding, forgiveness and sanity. Great techniques for stress relief and time management too! Heal your life with the tools of Yoga.
Quick stress fix - 5 minute sequence
Here is a quick and easy yoga video to make feel good. This is a great little sequence to stretch the body and relieve any stress or tension. It is sure to re-connect you to your body and perhaps lift you up if you are feeling down. It is a great thing to do after work (or maybe before an interview) as you transition from your busy day to your evening. Take a moment to find what feels good! Smile! Practice self love.
Yoga for when you're SICK
A gentle restorative yoga practice for when you are sick. Hope this helps and you feel better soon!