Vertigo can best be described as an extremely unpleasant feeling of dizziness or lightheadedness. There are numerous yoga postures which are specifically designed to improve the sense of balance and thereby to correct the problem of vertigo. These simple yoga postures can be done in a yoga studio or they can even be performed in the privacy of your home. Plow Pose, Child’s Pose and Bound Angle Pose are some highly beneficial yoga poses which help counter the negative effects of vertigo. To know more about similar yoga poses which help to treat vertigo, read on.
Here Are 5 Yoga Poses To Treat Vertigo Problem
Plow Pose (Halasana), an inverted yoga pose, reduces frequent spells of dizziness by renewing the body and invigorating the mind. Plow pose also boosts blood supply to the brain. This too can curb vertigo symptoms. Lie in corpse pose. Bend your knees. With a deep inhalation raise your legs and buttocks off the floor. Raise the spine and support the back with your open palms. Slowly swing the legs over your head, such that the feet rest on the wall or on a low chair. After 30 seconds, push the chair away with your feet and lower your legs till the toes touch the floor.
Seated Forward Bend
Seated Forward Bend (Paschimottanasana) is an ideal yoga posture for treating vertigo, by restoring the natural balance of the body. Sit comfortably on the floor or on a bolster with your legs stretched straight out in front of you. Allow your hands to rest comfortably by the sides of your hips. With a deep inhalation, stretch forward till your fingers touch your toes. Bring the head down till your forehead touches the top of your shins. Hold this intense pose for approximately 30 seconds. With a deep inhalation release the tight grip on your toes and come up.
Child’s Pose (Balasana) a restorative yoga pose balances the central nervous system and does a world of good for people who suffer from vertigo. Kneel on the floor with the knees together and the feet, hip width apart. Now spread your knees apart till they are as wide as the yoga mat. With a deep inhalation bend forward till your forehead touches the floor. Ensure that the buttocks do not come off the floor. Stretch the arms forward (elbows absolutely straight) and crawl forward with your fingertips. Hold this pose for thirty to sixty seconds.
Half Spinal Twist
Performing this seated yoga pose, which is also called Ardha Matsyendrasana, can help individuals to cope with the undesirable symptoms of vertigo. Sit firmly on both your buttocks with your legs stretched out in front of you. Keep the spine erect. Now bend the left foot in such a way that the left heel in tucked behind the right buttock. Bend your right leg and place it over the left knee. Raise the left hand straight up. Bend the left elbow and hook your left arm behind your right knee. Take your right hand behind your back (fingertips should touch the floor). Start rotating the neck, shoulder and chest towards right side of body and try to look over your right shoulder. Breathe normally. Hold pose for 30 seconds, Release pose and repeat on the other side.
Bound Angle Pose
Bound Angle Pose (Baddha Konasana) is yet another restorative sitting yoga pose to treat the problem of vertigo. Sit firmly on both the buttocks. Stretch your legs in front of you. Now bend the legs one at a time. Allow the knees to fall outwards. Pressurize the soles of the feet together. Pull the heels towards your pelvis. Hold the big toes of your feet with the first two fingers of your hands. Keep spine erect. Hold pose for thirty to sixty seconds.