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Gentle yoga, part 2

I had another good hour-long yoga class yesterday. It was hard to believe that an entire week had passed since my last class! Of course I started to give myself a hard time for not going to yoga several times a week, but within a few minutes I refocused my thoughts and patted myself on the back for finally making the time and effort to go once a week. I’ll build up to more classes as my body and schedule allow. (It helps ease the guilt when I see that the other relevant classes at my nearby studio are offered when I am working.)

The teacher gave me a couple good tips for taking care of my head. The most important recommendation for yoga movements (according to her)? Try not to put my head below the rest of my body to avoid having the blood rush to my head. (For example, in child’s pose, she thought it’d be good for me to rest my head on a soft yoga block instead of having it all the way down on the ground. As I detest the feeling of blood rushing to my head, I will take this advice!)

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  • themigrainegirl
    11 years ago

    Shelley, I don’t know how to get in touch with you! Send me an email to, if you wish. Unfortunately I don’t have any more information on the dilated pupil issue–I’ve just heard other migraineurs say it’s happened to them. Write me if you’d like! 😉 -Janet G.

  • shelleylu
    11 years ago


    I have just found your blog and wanted to send you a message, but didnt know how, or if it was possible – so I figured you’d read this and get back to me if you can?!
    I am a 26 yr old girl in the UK, and have started suffering migraines (so my GP has diagnosed) on a daily basis. I dont always get the pain of the migraine (around 3 nights per week) but EVERY night I suffer the dilated pupil thing. I have searched high and low for an explaination, and as I said, I have just found your blog with the same thing on. I wondered if you have any further info about the pupil thing, and if its got better, or what you can do to help. I’d love to have a chat with you.
    Shelley x

  • Christy
    11 years ago

    What a good tip. Thank you for passing it on. I haven’t been to yoga class for more than a year due to bad headache troubles, but I still try to practice a little at home.

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