The Simple Exercise That Cured My Migraine Headache

I want to share with you the simple exercise that recently cured me of a migraine headache.

How it started

The first quarter of 2017 didn't go according to my expectations. Right from January, my plans for the year started falling apart. Then in February, I lost two family members. Add the family tragedy to the personal stress I was already feeling, and you’d understand why my stress level shot through the roof.

I knew if I could have a quality sleep the migraine would go, but I wasn't going to bed early. I'd stay up till 12 a.m (and on some days 2.am) doing nothing. My usual bedtime was 9:30 p.m (yes, I'm an early sleeper because I have to rise early). I kept going to bed late and rising early, and the migraine remained constant.

The day my relief came

Before these stressful events, I was doing Yoga about two times a week. But when everything started spinning out of control, my personal routines were turned upside down, and I started burning the candle at both ends. It wasn't a pleasant time.

The relief came one morning as I sat on my Yoga mat.

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That morning as I sat on my Yoga mat, something interesting happened: I took the first breath to prep my mind and body — a deep inhalation through the nose and a deep exhalation through the nose — and instantly there was a relief from my migraine headache. I thought it was some fluke, so I took another deep breath, and felt the same.

Throughout that day, and the days that followed I was consciously taking as many deep breaths as I could. About three days later, the migraine that had plagued me for two weeks was gone.

Remember to breathe

Throughout that day, and the days that followed I was consciously taking as many deep breaths as I could. About three days later, the migraine that had plagued me for two weeks was gone.

 Deep breathing oxygenates the brain and gives it new life and energy. Take a moment to breathe deeply from time to time.

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There's a reason people are advised to take deep breaths whenever they're nervous, or afraid. Deep breathing oxygenates the brain and gives it new life and energy. Take a moment to breathe deeply from time to time.

And don't forget to sleep well too; sleep is rejuvenating and restorative.

About the Author

Hello, I'm Esta Morenikeji. I am the Founder and CFO of ZONE FITNESS (No, not that CFO, this one: Chief Fitness Officer). I'm your Fitfriend who writes most of the stuff on this website. Feel free to connect with me on Instagram.

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