Without having a cure for Migraine (not yet anyway), those of us living with the neurological disease can sometimes feel hopeless. Managing migraine attacks isn't as sexy as stopping them altogether. Since there isn't a miracle treatment for all migraine experiences, I think focusing on bouncing back quicker after an attack can be a game changer. If we can't beat 'em, we have to up our resiliency!
How do we do that? Research shows that yoga techniques can help manage migraine burden by:
- decreasing the number of attacks
- decreasing the duration of an attack
- decreasing the intensity of an attack
- changing the characteristic of attacks
- improving resiliency - allowing us to bounce back quicker after an attack
Building resiliency with yoga can include practicing yoga poses to stretch your typically tight muscles and strengthen those needed for better posture, meditation to manage stress, breathing to calm your nervous system or a combination of all. With a consistent practice of at least three months, you may start noticing that your attacks aren't as long, painful or frequent as before.
Although every migraine experience is unique, anyone can learn yoga techniques - especially when using my migraine-friendly at-home program, Resilient! It's a system of video classes based on my quadrant of triggers that can be customized to fit your needs. Classes are suitable for all levels and range from 20-60 minutes. This format is a "choose your own adventure" style of home practice.
Choose the migraine trigger you want to address (stress, posture, rest, movement)
Decide how often to practice
Design your custom yoga plan using my migraine-friendly videos
Practice consistently and feel the difference!