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!

References:

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuP3-_uB7WU&feature=youtu.be
  • https://edition.cnn.com/2020/05/06/health/yoga-migraine-relief-study-wellness/index.html#:~:text=A%20recipe%20for%20headache%20prevention&text=The%20most%20common%20trigger%20for,of%20this%20often%20debilitating%20condition.