3 Relaxation techniques for headaches
Have you ever noticed how taking a deep breath in the middle of a stressful or anxious situation calms you down? Breathing has the power to heal. To get help from breathing exercises, you need to first become familiar with your own breathing patterns. Even the simplest breathing exercises can have a positive effect on your body to help control migraine attacks and reduce the pain of tension headaches.
Find a quiet space without distractions, sit somewhere comfortably, try to clear your mind of all your trouble and worries and try these simple breathing exercises.
- 1. Deep Rhythmic BreathingBreathe in slowly while counting to 5 in your mind and slowly breathe out in the same way while counting till 5. Repeat this for 5-10 minutes. Pay attention to how you feel relaxed and calm after every breath.
- 2. Cooling breathGently clench your teeth, ensuring that the top and bottom touch and open your lips slightly. Take a breath through your teeth (counting to 5) and raise your chin to the sky, letting the cool air rush over your teeth and tongue. Exhale through your nose (counting to 5) lowering your chin simultaneously. Repeat for 5-10 minutes.
- 3. Visualized breathingFor this breathing technique, you need to combine slowed breathing with your imagination. Picture relaxation entering your body every time you breathe in and tension leaving your body every time you breathe out. Breathe deeply, but in a natural rhythm. Visualize the air coming into your nostrils, going into your lungs, and expanding your chest and abdomen. Then visualize, your breath going out the same way. Continue breathing, but each time you inhale, imagine that you are breathing in more relaxation. Each time you exhale imagine that you are getting rid of a little more tension.