How Can I Use Pranayama to Reduce Headaches?
There are over 150 different types of established headaches with tension headaches, migraines, cluster headaches and sinus headaches being the most common ones. Although a lot of factors are responsible but lack of oxygen, caused by poor breathing, is one of the hidden, yet most direct, causes of headaches and relief is just a few breaths away.
Poor breathing causes lack of oxygen in our blood stream and toxins begin to accumulate in our system. This combination leads to dilation of blood vessels in our brain which brings upon headache. Pranayama will fill your lungs with air and help maintain oxygen levels that the body needs to function optimally.
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We've put together a Pranayama course that you can use with our app and that will help you relax when you're in pain. Remember, it is best to do Pranayama when you are not in pain, rather than only doing it when your symptoms arise.
Go to our app's custom setting and set up the following patterns. You can try either the beginner, intermediate, or advanced courses.
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