Migraines and Other Headaches
- Coffee, Tea, Colas and other beverages containing caffeine.
- Alcohol, especially red wine, vermouth, champagne and beer.
- Any food shown to trigger your attacks.
Known Migraine Triggers
The triggers that can set off a migraine vary widely from one person to another. A number of the following triggers can be avoided entirely; others can at least be minimized.
- Environmental triggers : These include glare, bright lights, loud noises, strong odors, cigarette smoke, and changes in temperature, weather, or altitude.
- Hormonal triggers: These are experienced by women and are usually related to the menstrual cycle; they can also be caused by the use of estrogen supplements or high-estrogen oral contraceptives.
- Activity triggers: These include irregular or no exercise, inadequate or excessive sleep, eyestrain and motion sickness.
- Emotional triggers : These tend to be the negative ones, such as anger, resentment, depression, fatigue, anxiety and stress.
- Dietary triggers : These may be the easiest to control. Keep a food diary, note what foods seem to prompt symptoms and then eliminate them. Eat regular meals, because hunger or a low blood sugar can trigger a headache.
How yoga can impact migraines
Yoga is more than just physical fitness. Yoga brings joy, peace, steadiness & calmness to your mind and body. And through certain poses of yoga, you can ailments anxiety, depression, and pain.
Migraines are more intense than common headaches. They’re typically characterized by a throbbing pain on one side of the head. They’re often accompanied by nausea, dizziness, and sensitivity to light and sound. Migraines can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days.
Not only is yoga a holistic approach to fighting migraines as they’re happening, it’s also a proactive approach to reduce the pain.