What is vertigo?
Vertigo is a condition that makes you feel dizzy, or as if you or your surroundings are moving. Symptoms are dizziness, lightheadedness, or nausea. A feeling of movement (for example, feeling like the room is spinning). A sense of imbalance when you are standing or walking.
If you are experiencing vertigo, it means that your inner ear is not working properly. This can take place through infections or injury to the inner ear. The inner ear contains a part called the vestibular system, which helps you to maintain your balance.
How to get rid of vertigo?
If you improve your lifestyle by performing various poses of yoga, you can get rid of vertigo. Yoga is one of the excellent ways to reduce stress, depression, and tension. Also, it can help you feel more balanced and centered. Yoga also helps in enhancing the flexibility of your body which may be helpful if you are experiencing vertigo.
In addition to these benefits, yoga can also improve blood circulation towards your brain and stimulate the vagus nerve, which may improve symptoms of dizziness. In today’s article, I will be discussing the 4 best yoga poses that will surely help you in getting rid of vertigo.
But before proceeding further let me tell you that if you are trying to improve your overall health and fitness by getting yourself indulged in some workout you need to make sure that you are wearing high-quality athletic wear so that you can get maximum out of your exercise session.
5 Best Yoga Poses For Vertigo.
1. Performing balasana pose.
Balasana is a restorative yoga pose that stretches your spine, hips, and ankles. The asana is especially beneficial for those individuals suffering from vertigo and who has a stiff back or neck. Balasana helps in relieving fatigue and anxiety while calming your mind and body after a stressful day.
How to perform?
- Start in such a way that your hands and knees are in a tabletop position. Keep your hips directly below the shoulders, but don’t lock out your elbows.
- Lower your chest against the floor and rest your forehead on the mat. make sure to keep your back straight.
- Now start bending your knees and bring them together, keeping them hip-width apart as much as possible while still allowing for comfortable breathing space between them and the ground. Your feet should be flat on the floor with the heels slightly turned out from one another.
- Now get your hands together in front of your chest, palms facing one another or fingers intertwined if desired for extra support or relaxation; if you have difficulty in finding this position due to hand pain or any other discomfort in this position (which is not uncommon), simply place both of your hands on your thighs with your palms up. Now take a deep breath in through your nose and out through your mouth; exhale completely. Repeat this breathing pattern for at least a minute or so until you feel calm and much more relaxed.
2. Performing pranayama exercise.
Pranayama is a yoga practice that involves long, slow breathing in and out of the nose. It is practiced to calm your mind and body, as well as treat health conditions such as vertigo.
How to perform.
- Sit in a comfortable way on the ground with your back in a straight position, shoulders relaxed, eyes closed and your feet firmly planted on the ground.
- Relax by taking a few breaths before starting the workout.
- inhale deeply and then exhale. Do this practice at least 4 times in total.
- Now, move on to the next stage of the workout by taking a deep breath through both of your nostrils simultaneously while closing off your left nostril with the help of your left thumb. Hold this breath for at least 14 seconds while keeping your thumb firmly pressed against your nose.
- Now, release it gradually by opening up your nostrils again while still holding your breath inside your mouth. This should take around 10 seconds altogether. Perform the same exercise for your right nostril as well, at least three times.
Besides that, as I explained before, before incorporating any workout into your exercise routine, you need to wear stretchable gym attire that must provide you with good support during your exercise and training sessions.
3. Performing halasana exercise.
Halasana or the Plough Pose is an incredible exercise for those individuals who are suffering from vertigo. It helps to move the blood around your body and improves circulation.
How to perform.
- Lie on the yoga mat with your back straight. Also, keep your knees bent and feet planted on the ground.
- Inhale, then exhale while lifting your legs off the ground, bringing them as high as you can while keeping your thighs parallel to each other.
- Bring your hands to either side of your head, with your palms facing down.
- Press down with your elbows and work to press your shoulders into the yoga mat while you feel the stretch in the upper back and chest area.
- Hold the pose for at least 30 seconds and then release.
- Repeat this exercise three times on each side.
4. Performing Savasana Exercise.
If you are looking for an easy way to get rid of dizziness, this exercise is beneficial for you.
How to perform?
Steps to Perform Savasana Exercise for Getting Rid of Vertigo:
- Lie down on your back in such a way that your legs are straight and arms by your sides, palms facing downward. Your eyes must be closed, but if you want to keep them open, that’s fine too.
- Now slowly breathe in and out and deeply through your nose. Focus on your breathing while relaxing the muscles all over the body.
- Get yourself focused on each part of your body as you breathe out ( feet first then move up towards your head). Try not to think about anything else but your breathing during this workout.
- Be sure that your chest should get stretched while performing this exercise.