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Elbow balance and headaches?

Jo2010-07-05 04:41:48 +0000 #1
I've been trying to master my elbow balances (not sure of the correct name, like a handstand but on the elbows). Today straight after practicing the posture I suddenly felt a headache. I held the pose first off for 22 breaths, then rested in child's pose, then up again for another 22 breaths, then rest, then did the pose 4 more times holding each time for 15 breaths and resting in between. After resting I went into halasana which felt good, then when I got up I had a headache. The headache went away after about 15 minutes but my head continued to stay a bit foggy for some time after. Does anyone have any explanations? Thanks
Hubert2010-07-05 04:54:06 +0000 #2
It might be spasm of a little blood vesel. (vein ?)

You must be very advanced to do so difficult poses for so long. Are the described numbers your usual numbers or you just felt better an done more this time ?
xela2010-07-05 05:16:06 +0000 #3
When I first started doing salamba sirsasana (supported headstand) I would get headaches afterward. I started drinking a lot more water and the problem has waned a lot.

I think it has a lot to do with the blood rushing to your head for so long though.
Jo2010-07-05 04:55:48 +0000 #4
Thanks, do you mean drink more in general or at a specific time before or after practice?
Jo2010-07-05 06:35:12 +0000 #5
Thanks for your response. I often do that with alot of poses, hold them for a while and focus on my breath sometimes I try to hold the pose for a little bit longer than the last time I did it, if that's not possible I usually repeat the same pose for the same amount of time. I find I tend to get too used to the same thing otherwise and find it difficult to move forward.

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Originally Posted by Hubert



It might be spasm of a little blood vesel. (vein ?)

You must be very advanced to do so difficult poses for so long. Are the described numbers your usual numbers or you just felt better an done more this time ?
InnerAthlete2010-07-05 05:51:51 +0000 #6
Is it Pincha Mayurasana: we are talking about?

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