Do you suffer from vertigo? 5 yoga postures that can relieve

Do you suffer from vertigo? 5 yoga postures that can relieve | Photo credit: iStock Images

Highlights

  • Vertigo is a condition characterized by a persistent feeling of a “spinning” head
  • Common symptoms of vertigo include nausea, dizziness, and sudden loss of balance
  • Here are some yoga poses that can help you with vertigo

New Delhi: Vertigo is a condition characterized by a persistent feeling of “spinning” of the head followed by nausea, dizziness and sudden loss of balance. It is a fairly common condition and is also often characterized by a symptom. The prevalence and severity of this condition can vary from person to person as it highly depends on the cause. Some common causes of vertigo can include nutritional deficiencies, vestibular neuronitis, migraine, etc. Although some cases of this condition may resolve on their own over time, some cases may require expert attention and therapy. Yoga has been used as an effective form of mental and physical therapy since ancient times. Vertigo can affect both mind and body, making yoga a potential treatment method.

Yoga against vertigo

Here are some yoga postures that can help you with vertigo:

Halasana: This pose is also known as the plow pose. You can do this exercise by following these steps:

  • Start by lying on a yoga mat.
  • Relax your body and slowly lift your legs.
  • If you are a beginner, you can use a wall as a support.
  • Remember to regulate your breathing.
  • While keeping your arms straight on the mat, slowly bring your legs above your head so that your body feels like a plow.

Shavasana: This pose is also known as the corpse pose. You can do this exercise by following these steps:

  • Lie down comfortably on a yoga mat.
  • Relax your body and regulate your breathing.
  • Become aware of your body from your head down to your toes.
  • Stay in this position for at least 30 seconds.

Shanmukhi mudra: This pose is also known as the Closing of the Seven Doors. You can do this exercise by following these steps:

  • Sit comfortably on a yoga mat with your back straight and your legs crossed.
  • Inhale, count to three, then exhale.
  • Now bring your hands towards your face to close the seven openings on your head – the nostrils, mouth, eyes and ears.
  • Gently close your ears by placing your thumbs over them.
  • Close your eyes using your index fingers.
  • Use your middle finger to close your nostrils.
  • Finally, close your lips on each side with your ring and pinky fingers.
  • Regulate your breathing by inhaling and exhaling and relaxing the body.

Paschimottanasana: This pose is also known as the seated forward bend pose. You can do this exercise by following these steps:

  • Sit on a yoga mat with your legs stretched forward.
  • Make sure your back is straight.
  • Raise your hands and gradually lean forward.
  • Keep bending over until your torso touches your legs.
  • Inhale and exhale while relaxing your body.

Nadi shodhan pranayama: This pose is also known as Alternate Nostril Breathing. You can do this exercise by following these steps:

  • Sit comfortably with your legs crossed.
  • Make sure your back is straight.
  • Bring your hands to your face and close your eyes. Continue to regulate your breathing.
  • Place your index and middle fingers between your eyebrows.
  • Keep your thumb (side A) and ring and pinky finger (side B) over each nostril.
  • Inhale with side A while blocking side B.
  • Exhale with side B covering side A.
  • Keep inhaling and exhaling at least 10 times.

Disclaimer: The tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are provided for general information only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or dietitian before starting any fitness program or making any changes to your diet.