Vertigo is an impairment in which a person feels dizzy and perceives themselves to be moving in a circular motion even when in a static state. Vertigo is caused by an ailment in the inner ear which makes a person spatially disoriented. The person tends to lose their balance due to dislodge of tiny calcium crystals that reside in the inner ear. People with vertigo problem also tend to fear height. Although many treatments of vertigo have been formulated with the help of medications and treatments, yoga poses still qualify as the most holistic and uncomplicated measures to achieve the desired results, without risking health. Through integrated yoga, one can thoroughly be cured of vertigo; however, it should be practiced under guidance of a qualified yoga instructor.
Following Are Some Yoga Poses That Help To Treat Vertigo:
Forward Bend Pose
The Forward Bend Pose calms the mind. Apart from that, this pose also helps to boost blood circulation to the brain, thereby keeping dizziness and anxiety at bay and directly helping people having vertigo.
Sit on a yoga mat with your legs stretched forward. Inhale while straightening your arms up above your head, maintaining a straight posture. Exhale and bend your torso towards your thighs. Interlock your arms with your feet and try to touch your head with your knees. Hold this position for 30 seconds and try to work it up to 5 minutes.
The Plow Pose directly affects the vertebral column by making it more flexible. This yoga pose is particularly beneficial for treating vertigo as it helps to improve blood circulation to the brain and spinal cord.
Lie on your back and keep your hands and legs straight on the mat. Without bending your legs, lift them up above and beyond your head till they touch the floor. Stay in this position, breathing normally for a comfortable duration.
Headstand pose is a yoga posture in which the body is rested on the head alone, thereby boosting circulation of blood to head and dealing with dizziness one feels due to vertigo.
Before you begin, put some extra padding on a small surface of the mat for your head to rest on, when you’re in the prime position of this yoga pose. Put the front pad of your head on the soft padding and then interlock your fingers around the back of your head. Place your forearms on the mat and lift your legs until they are perpendicular to the floor. Hold onto this position as long as you feel comfortable.
Yoga sleep helps in relaxing the body and mind, thereby directly catering to bring the problem of vertigo under control.
Lie down on your back. Keep your legs straight out-front with your palms facing upwards. Concentrate and focus on each body part, joint and organ of your body starting from head to your toes.
Alternate Nostril Breathing Technique
Alternate Nostril Breathing Technique helps in maintaining the body balance and also helps to clear the mind of fears, thereby actually helping vertigo patients to deal with their problem.
This yoga posture or breathing technique is performed by breathing in through the right nostril and then exhaling through the left. Thereafter, inhaling through the left nostril and exhaling through the right. This is done simultaneously by using your thumb pressing down the nostril not in use at the time, while inhaling.
Skull Shining Breathing Technique
Skull Shining Breathing Technique helps to improve body balance, thereby treating vertigo efficiently.This yoga breathing technique is performed by inhaling normally and extending the duration when exhaling. When you exhale, contract your abdominal muscle so that you can elongate the exhalation. You should inhale and exhale through your nostrils, keeping your mouth closed at all times.
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