5 Easy Hand Mudra to Relief from Headache and Migraine

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Sahasrara Mudra of crown chakra to cure headache. Source: Canva

The headache could be the reflection of something wrong with the psychological, emotional, or physical aspects of the body. Moreover, ineffective breathing also causes headaches, and Pranayama treats it well.

Mudras have been a prominent tool in tackling day to day health problems, including headaches. It empowers us with dynamic powers to nourishes the subtle aspect of our bodies.

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    Why Mudras Are Beneficial for Headaches

    Migraine headaches are more common in people with thyroid disease, insulin resistance, obesity, and high blood pressure.

    Yoga mudras directly stimulate the endocrine system, which has various glands that release different hormones.

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    Regular practice of mudras is also helpful in balancing the ‘5 Prana Vayus‘ – the vital energy in the body. Prana energizes the nervous system and calms the overactive stimuli that cause headaches.

    The healing power of mudras comes from the acupuncture points on the hands, which are connected to various body parts.

    Effective Hand Mudras for Headache Relief

    In the case of headaches, these 5 hand mudras will bring awareness to the head region and redirect the subtle body’s energy to the affected area. Therefore, one can easily overcome the headache.

    1. Mahasirs Mudra

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    Mahasirs Mudra, also known as the ‘Great Head’ mudra, is highly effective in stabilizing congested energy in the head.

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    Emotional stress and tension often cause an accumulation of energy in the head, leading to discomfort and headaches. Practicing Mahasirs Mudra helps distribute this excess energy throughout the body, resulting in a soothing and calming effect on the head.

    Incorporate Mahasirs Mudra into your daily routine to relieve headaches caused by emotional stress and tension.

    To do Mahasirs Mudra,

    • Sit in cross-legged comfortable pose Sukhasana (easy pose), Padmasana (lotus pose), etc.
    • Now, touch the index, middle, and thumb finger to each other and bring down the ring finger to touch the folds of the thumb while extending the little finger. Focus on deep breathing as well.
    • Practice 20 to 25 minutes, two or three times a day.

    Mahsirs mudra helps in balances those earth elements due to which the body is suffering in whatever way. Hence, it cures the headache. This mudra also helps in sinus problems.

    Also Read: A Detailed Guide of Mahasirs Mudra

    2. Prana Mudra

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    Prana is derived from the Sanskrit word meaning ‘Life-force’. A lack of Prana can lead to headaches. Prana Mudra helps regulate the flow of Prana in the body.

    Prana Mudra involves joining the elements of earth, water, and fire within the body. Practicing this mudra stimulates and balances these elements, addressing various health-related issues that can cause headaches.

    To do Prana Mudra,

    • Begin with sitting in any comfortable cross-legged pose Padmasana (lotus pose), Sukhasana (easy pose).
    • Now fold your index and little finger and touch on the tip of the thumb. Placing all the three together and extend the rest two fingers.
    • Focus on deep breathing and sense the flow of energy throughout the body.

    Prana mudra also unblocks the energy channels and open root chakra if practiced in an appropriate manner. It further improves vitality.

    Also Read: Prana Mudra Benefits and Side Effects

    3. Sahasrara Mudra

    The term Sahasrara refers to the seventh chakra, which sits at the top of the head.

    Practicing Sahasrara Mudra affects the crown chakra. When the Sahasrara chakra is blocked, a person may feel isolated or emotionally hollow, leading to psychological disorders such as overthinking and anxiety. These combined effects often cause headaches and migraines.

    Incorporate Sahasrara Mudra into your routine to balance the crown chakra and alleviate headaches caused by emotional and psychological imbalances.

    To do Sahasrara Mudra,

    • Come into comfortable seated yoga pose Sukhasana (Easy Pose), Padmasana (lotus pose).
    • Now fold your hands right in front of the chest. Entangled your fingers except for little finger, let it be straight.
    • Now focus on deep breathing and keep on repeating the following affirmation in your mind. ” Oh! universe bless me with your divine energy”
    • Practice it for 30 to 40 minutes daily.

    Sahasrara mudra helps in unblocking the crown chakra, which is concerned with the cosmos elements. It lifts you to the higher state that sets your soul free in the realm of the universe. You become enthralling all worries and stress disappear from life.

    4. Trimukha Mudra

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    Trimukha Mudra, also known as the three-faced mudra, is performed by joining both hands.

    This mudra involves the union of the little, ring, and middle fingers, which represent the elements of water, earth, and space, respectively.

    Practicing Trimukha Mudra helps balance these associated elements. It provides deep focus and great concentration, which can further alleviate headaches.

    Incorporate Trimukha Mudra into your daily routine to balance essential elements and enhance focus, thereby eradicating headaches.

    To do Trimukha Mudra,

    • First of all come into cross-legged seated posture Padmasana (lotus pose), Sukhasana (easy pose).
    • Now, bring your both hands together and touch the tip of the little, ring, and middle finger with each other.
    • Spread apart index finger and thumb. Hold the pose.
    • Practice this mudra every day about 20 to 30 minutes.

    Trimukha Mudra also helps in memory improvement, spiritual health, and self-improvement, respectively.

    5. Gyan Mudra

    Gyan Mudra for Headache Relief
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    In Gyan Mudra, Gyan means ‘knowledge’ and mudra means ‘Gesture or seal’. It is also known as ‘Vayu vardhak Mudra’ (air element enhancer). An increase in air element helps in harnessing brainpower and cure headaches.

    Practitioners with the condition of disturbed mental state, stress, tension, headache, migraine, etc can get relief on the regular practice of this mudra. Gyana Mudra stimulates the root chakra, which gives the feeling of groundedness and encourages stress-free feeling.

    To do Gyan Mudra,

    • Begin any comfortable asana Svastikasana (sitting cross-legged), Padmasana (lotus pose).
    • Now, place your hand on your thighs. Fold index finger and touch it to the tip of the thumb finger. Hold the position while focusing on deep breathing.
    • Practice this mudra for 20 to 30 minutes daily for the optimum benefits.

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