A study in India demonstrated a 48% reduction in frequency and severity in migraines if treated with yoga in addition to exercise, dietary support, stress management and advice on sleep (compared to 12% reduction with these treatments without yoga). One of the mechanisms for the impact of yoga is through relaxation and reducing stress, which is a known trigger for migraines.
Around 5 million Australians suffer from migraines. Thus adding yoga to your health plan can help, and reduce the amount of medications you may need (only 50% of migraine sufferers get benefit from medications in any case).
For Osana members, we are running online yoga every Tuesday at 10am – see you there!