Migraine is a chronic neurological disorder characterized by moderate to severe headaches, and nausea. It is about three times more common in women than in men.

The typical migraine headache is unilateral (affecting one half of the head) and pulsating in nature and lasting from two to 72 hours; symptoms include nausea, vomiting, (increased sensitivity to light) and phonophobia (increased sensitivity to sound); the symptoms are generally aggravated by routine activity. The underlying cause of migraines is unknown. There are, however, many biological events that have been clinically associated with migraine. Migraines may be induced by triggers, with common triggers quoted are stress, hunger, and fatigue.

Instructions:

  1. BHAGA ASANA
    Sit with left heel at the anus and right foot on the left thigh
    Close the eyes with index fingers, nose with middle fingers, and ears with thumbs
    Bring your awareness to the eye brow center
    Meditate on the Master or a Deity
    Sit for 30 secs

  2. VAMA GATI KUMBHAKA
    Inhale through both the nostrils
    Hold the breath in an appropriate manner
    Exhale through both the nostrils
    Do this 21 times

  3. UTKRANTI PRANAYAMA
    Inhale through the left nostril and inhale visualizing the atma traveling up along the spine.
    Hold as long as possible judiciously
    Exhale when you can not hold any more
    Do this 21 times

  4. THRAATAKA KUMBHAKA
    Pull your tongue upwards
    Inhale , Retain and Exhale through the nose
    Adopt all bandhas
    Do this 21 times

Kriya given by Nithyananda in his Daily Morning Discourse, on 15th December, 2011 at the Bidadi Ashram, India

For more kriyas visit: http://www.nithyananda.org/nithya-kriyas

DISCLAIMER: This technique is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis or treatment. Individuals with any type of medical condition, the elderly, children below 14, women who are pregnant or suspect they may be pregnant are advised to seek professional medical advice before practicing this technique. Viewers who are not on two-way video conferencing are cautioned that they are practicing these techniques at their own risk.