Breathing techniques for headaches

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Breathing techniques for headaches
Medical Adviser
17 Nov, 2016


3 Breathing techniques for headaches

Headache is a very common ailment and more often than not for a busy professional, headaches are caused by tensions in the neck and shoulders because of sitting for long hours in front of the computer. Try these breathing techniques to keep headaches under control since breathing techniques have the ability to reduce tension and promote relaxation.Rhythmic breathing

Count from one to five when you inhale and count from one to five again as you exhale.


Raising your arms


Raise your arms into V while inhaling, and lower your arms when you exhale.


Cooling Pranayama


Sit on the floor with your legs crossed, curl the sides of your tongue to form tube shape in your mouth. Inhale through your tongue, swallow, and exhale through your nose.


Breathing increases the amount of oxygen delivered to your brain and it promotes relaxation. Instead of taking pain killers when you get headache next time, try these breathing techniques.