5 tricks to relieve and prevent headaches

5 tricks to relieve and prevent headaches

AHHHRG...headaches can be really terrible. Today, on National Headache Day, we would like to share with you 5 tricks that you can use to prevent or relieve headaches.

1. Stay hydrated - simple, but sometimes not so easy

Make sure you drink at least 2 liters of water per day. Headaches usually arise when we haven't drunk enough. It's best to always have your drinking bottle with you and since we have great drinking water, you can fill it up anywhere.

2. Coffee - no coffee, no prana

Our grandmothers already knew that coffee can help with headaches. Just try it!

3. Breath - breathe again and again

Pranayama, especially Nadi-Shodhana, can work wonders for headaches. To do this, find an upright seat. Fold the index and ring fingers of your right hand towards the palm or stretch them straight up. You can place your left hand on your left thigh. Bring your right hand to your nose, close your left nostril with your right ring finger and empty your lungs through your right nostril. Inhale completely on the right, close the right nostril with your thumb and exhale on the left. Then breathe in completely from the left, close your left nostril and breathe out from the right. The rhythm is this:

a) right

b) right

c) left

d) on the left ...

Try to breathe in and out at the same time. For example, always count to four.

4. Salamba Sarvangasana - Master Iyengar knows best

The queen of asanas, shoulder stand can relieve acute headaches but also help prevent them (10 minutes a day and you'll stay happy, really!). If shoulderstand isn't for you, try Viparita Karani.

5. Take a walk and essential oils - ask Mother Nature for help

Make an intention and ask Mother Nature to help you heal before you go for a walk and bring some fresh air into your system. Forests in particular are a great place to find relief. If there is no forest near you or you are unable to go outside, try essential oils such as rosemary, peppermint, eucalyptus, or clary sage. Yum!