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This 5 minute hack to beat headache works!

This 5 minute hack to beat headache works!

Mudra for treating a headache.

Written by Tania Tarafdar |Updated : October 14, 2015 7:58 PM IST

A headache can result in unproductive work days and coping with a headache at the office can be a real challenge. If you have a nagging headache at work that just won t go away with a cup of tea, you can try performing the mahasirs mudra or the large head mudra.

How does it help?

When your eyes are glued to the monitor for a long time, it may lead to tension that causes pain in the head. Mahasirs mudra can balance the energy in your head and relieve tension and headache. If sinus causes you the trouble, this mudra can help decongest the frontal sinuses and reduce the pain. The mudra can also be useful to beat a migraine headache. Further, this is also excellent to relieve stress.

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Steps to perform:

  • Sit comfortably on your chair and take a deep breath and exhale through your nose. Loosen up your shoulder. Rest your palms on your thighs such that they face the ceiling.
  • Then bring the tips of your thumb, index and middle finger of both your hands together. Tuck the tip of your ring finger on your palm and keep your little finger extended.
  • Hold the position for 4-5 minutes and take deep breaths as you can feel your belly rise and fall.

You can repeat this mudra throughout the day when needed and you will feel your head clear and light.

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Rohit Upadhyay, Healing Mudras, 2012, 102-Page

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