TALES FROM MY YOGA MAT – I’M SHARING A HEALING MUDRA FOR TENSION HEADACHES!

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Today on the blog I’m going to teach you a mudra which can be used for tension headaches and migraines.

Mudra means “seal” in Sanskrit. It’s a symbolic or ritual gesture using mainly the hands. Each hand position is believed to have a specific effect. They are positions of the body that have an effect on the energies of your body and mood.

Mudra’s have been used in the East for thousands of years, particularly in the Buddhism. They’ve been used as a spiritual practice and still are, as the way on the path to enlightenment.

The mudra I am teaching you today is called “Mahasirs Mudra”.  Pronunciation: Ma-Ha-Sirs. This Mudra can be practiced for sinus issues, to balance your energy, congestion and for relieving tension headaches and migraines. To use a mudra, you want to keep it for a few mins anything from 4-6mins. Note that the mudra is usually more effective the longer you can hold it e.g. 10-15mins.

Step by Step Instructions:

  • Bring the thumb, the first finger and the second finger to touch.
  • The ring finger is at the base of the thumb and the baby finger/pinkie finger is extended.
  • Let your hands rest palms up on your thighs or by your sides if your lying down.
  • Do this for both hands, with an aim to hold for 6 mins (this can be done up to 3 times a day) and start to notice any positive changes in your body.
  • Focus on breathing deep into your belly, feeling it rise and fall with your inhale and exhale to help you relax.

After doing a little research on migraines, what I found was there are two types of migraines. There is the nervous headache at back of the head which can be linked to self-acceptance. Perhaps there are parts of yourself you are not accepting right now? Start by telling yourself you accept yourself no matter what the situation and what has happened to you. Then there is the nervous headache at the front of the head which can be linked to not believing in yourself and standing up for yourself and letting others tell you what to do.

You can use any of the below affirmations or create an affirmation that resonates with you.

Tension headaches:

“I have a calm and light head. ”

Migraines:

“I love the thought of being at peace with myself”.

“More and more I am allowing myself to be the love that I am.”

While you’re doing the mudra, silently repeat the affirmation that resonates with you most a couple of times. Notice the new feeling of lightness in your mind and your head.

The beauty of this mudra is that it can be done anywhere like walking, talking, watching tv, after/before your lunch, etc. Please note it can be done on a full or empty stomach.

Remember you can use this mudra anywhere, whenever you feel you need it.

I’d love to hear if you try this and if you’ve found this video useful today.

Be kind, be courageous, be yourself.

 

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