Yoga Asanas for Tinnitus

Considered to be the most commonly experienced hearing condition, tinnitus is a disorder that can negatively affect a person’s quality of life. With tinnitus, a person hears sounds that don’t exist and there is no external cause for them. The sounds can be described as a whining, clicking, ringing, hissing, roaring, or a whooshing and only the person suffering from tinnitus can hear it. Many of us have experienced tinnitus temporarily, but for many, this condition can be maddening when it becomes chronic. Some of the major causes of tinnitus include:

  • Allergies
  • Trauma/Injury
  • Cardiac Ailments
  • High Cholesterol
  • Stress
  • Low Blood Pressure
  • Excessive Earwax
  • Infection
  • Medications

While there is no cure for tinnitus, there are methods available to help suppress the symptoms. One of these methods is yoga. While it may be hard to believe for some, using yoga for tinnitus may help provide some relief from the constant noise. Are looking to reduce your tinnitus symptoms without medication, as well as reduce your stress and tension? If so, check out these useful yoga asanas for tinnitus.

Triangle Pose (Trikonasana)

  1. Start in a standing position with your feet stepped wide apart.
  2. Keeping your left foot forward at a 45 degree angle, turn your right foot out 90 degrees.
  3. With your palms facing down, raise up your arms until they are parallel to the floor.
  4. Take your right hand and reach down to your right foot, keeping your left arm extended in the air.
  5. Turn your head to look at your left hand.
  6. Hold the pose and then release, straightening your upper body back up.
  7. Repeat on the other side of your body.

Legs Up the Wall Pose (Viparita Karani)

  1. Sit in front of a wall and raise your legs up the wall.
  2. Lie back and stretch out your arms to your sides. Palms should be facing upwards.
  3. Close your eyes and concentrate on your breathing.
  4. Release the pose after a few minutes.

Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)

  1. Start off on all fours.
  2. Lift your knees off the ground, reach your pelvis up towards the ceiling and stretch out your elbows.
  3. Your body should look like an inverted “V”, or an “A”.
  4. Take care to lengthen the spine, and press down equally with your palms and heels.
  5. Hold and release the pose after a few seconds.

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