For the past couple months, I have been really struggling with feeling lightheaded anytime I am upright. So today I thought I would share a few of the yoga poses that I like to use to help my body rest and reestablish equilibrium.
You will need a yoga block for these poses.
BALASANA - CHILD’S POSE
Forward folds like this one areincredibly soothing for the nervous system. This grounding pose also helps with headaches and migraines, which can exacerbate or cause dizziness. Using a block under the forehead in this pose brings the head level with the heart to prevent any blood pooling, and this also gives the forehead a bit of a massage.
MALASANA - GARLAND POSE
The heart doesn't have to work so hard against gravity in this pose because we're shortening the distance between the head and the feet. This can help with feeling dizzy or lightheaded because adequate blood flow is able to reach the head. You can modify this pose with a block if needed.
VIPARITA KARANI - LEGS UP THE WALL POSE
This pose is my go-to because it addresses so many issues at once, including: headaches, blood pooling, blood pressure regulation, cramps, stress,insomnia, fatigue and more. It gives the circulatory system a break by inverting the body. If you're living with POTS, Orthostatic Intolerance or any other dysautonomia, this is the number one pose I'd recommend.
Please be safe! Talk to your doctor before you attempt exercise. Sometimes it is better to let the body rest. Always listen to your body. We are all unique.