For many people, headaches are an unavoidable side-effect of the busy, technology driven lives we now live. As we are now in the Aquarian Age, our hectic lifestyles can cause a lot of tension in our face and brow. Needless to say, using computer screens, mobile phones, and even frowning too much can contribute to this problem.
This tension in our brows can cause the energy flow along the neuron pathways to our brain to become fatigued and overworked. A clear head and clarity of thoughts is essential for our productivity, but as these neuron pathways become tired, we ourselves find our thoughts becoming muddled and our emotions becoming more fraught which can cause headaches.
Using this kriya for headaches is a smart way of allowing the energy to flow through these neurons, delivering more power to our brains. It allows us to take control of our own life force, and the more we practice, the more we are able to find power over our inner self. This kriya is a beautiful way to tap into this power that we hold inside, and use it to relieve the tensions of our age.
A kriya is an essential part of Kundalini Yoga. It is an action or movement, combined with breathing, correct posture, and in some cases sounds, which allow us to reach specific objectives. Kriyas are perfect for helping us to tune into our bodies and souls, becoming mindful of our wants, needs, and desires.
Benefits of this Kriya
Stimulates the brain
Allows energy to flow throughout the body
Relieves tension in the face, head, and neck
Helps to energize the mind
Gives clarity of thought
How to do This Kriya
This powerful Kundalini Yoga kriya is so simple to learn. Whether you’re suffering from a stress-related tension headache or blocked sinuses, take a few minutes to follow this routine, and you’ll see the results immediately.
Ensure you’re in a peaceful environment with a lot of space around you to allow movement without obstruction. Note: If you have back problems, consult a doctor before trying this kriya.
To begin this kriya, start by lying flat on your back. Stretch your legs wide on the floor, but make sure to keep them straight.
Raise your arms up and allow them to lay flat on the floor above your head. Take a few seconds in this position to breath, and feel the gentle stretch in your legs, arms, and back.
Inhale deeply. While the air fills your lungs, curl your back and sit up, moving over the central position to stretch forwards.
Reach forward with your hands to touch the floor between your legs. Hold this position for a second, and then exhale. As you breathe out, uncurl to your starting position on your back.
You should feel a stretch throughout your body, but it should not be painful. If you’re finding the stretch too deep, try bringing your legs in a little, or curling less as you fold.
This movement should be done 26 times in total. Don’t rush. Allow yourself to breathe deeply and mindfully in and out of the movement.