Dr Oz: Cobra Yoga Pose, Pigeon Pose & Forward Bend
Dr. Oz and Steve Ross have been sharing the health benefits of yoga, including how it can bring you joy and reshape your body. They demonstrated how you can get started right at home with the two most simple yoga poses, upward and downward facing dog, but they are not done yet. Now learn a Yoga Headache Cure and how yoga can relieve your biggest aches and pains including lower back pain with yoga poses including the Forward Bend (for tension headaches), the Cobra Pose (for lower back pain) and the Pigeon Pose (for tight hip pain)!
Can Yoga Cure a Headache? How Do You Cure Lower Back Pain with Yoga?
Dr. Oz says there are many great reasons to practice yoga, but the the best one might be to cure your many aches and pains. Before you head to the medicine cabinet to grab a pain reliever try these moves that Steve Ross recommends to help you feel better naturally.
Dr Oz: Forward Bend Yoga Tension Headache Cure
Tension Headache Yoga Pose: Steve Ross suggests the Forward Bend yoga move to relieve a tension headache because it will improve blood flow while stretching your back and body. You simply stand up straight and then drop your upper body down in front of you while being sure to relax your neck the entire time. Do this move for about a minute or two to get relief the next time you have a tension headache.
Dr Oz: Cobra Yoga Pose for Lower Back Pain
Lower Back Pain Yoga Pose: Steve Ross does not recommend doing any type of forward stretching if you have lower back pain, but instead he recommends the Cobra Yoga Pose, which is a backward stretch. Lay flat on the floor, then use your hands to push your upper body up until you feel a gentle stretch in the lower back. Make sure you breathe slowly and deeply, specifically into the area you are feeling pain or discomfort, as you do this move as long as it feels comfortable.
Dr Oz: Pigeon Yoga Pose for Tight Hips
Tight Hips Yoga Pose: Steve Ross says a great pose to help loosen tight hips if the Pigeon Yoga Pose. Sit with one leg bent in front of you with the other stretched out straight behind you, making certain you are resting on the thigh of the straight leg. Then relax your upper body forward and allow your body to stretch as you breathe through the move. Steve says to stay in the Pigeon Yoga Pose for about 5 minutes, but 2-3 minutes is also beneficial.