One of the most common reported hearing issues is tinnitus. While not considered life-threatening, it can still negatively impact the quality of a person’s life. People who suffer from tinnitus describe the experience as a sound that only they can hear. Many report hearing sounds of clicking, hissing, roaring, whooshing, or ringing. These symptoms can range from minor annoyances to severe chronic conditions. Some of the issues associated with tinnitus are stress, traumatic injuries, allergies, infection, elevated cholesterol, adverse cardiac conditions, low blood pressure, side effects from medications, and a build-up of excessive earwax. Unfortunately, there is no known cure for tinnitus, but there are coping methods and therapies that have been found to reduce symptoms and help those who live with this disorder. Thanks to the internet, coping with tinnitus has become easier as many people have shared their success stories and methods using yoga for tinnitus exercises to help alleviate symptoms.
If you are interested in trying out some yoga for tinnitus to see if it could help you, check out these great poses that may help improve your symptoms.
1. Begin with your feet wide apart in a standing position. 2. Turn your right foot outward 90 degrees while keeping your left foot forward at a 45-degree angle. 3. Facing your hands’ palm downward, raise both arms until they are level with the floor. 4. Move your right hand and reach down, touch the top of your right foot. Keep your left arm raised in the air. 5. Position your head, so you are looking at your left hand. 6. Take a few deep breaths and stay in this position for a few moments. 7. Raise back upright and repeat for the left side.
Legs Up the Wall Pose
1. Start by sitting in front of a wall, raising your legs to go up the wall. 2. Lean back to the floor, stretching your arms out from your sides. The palms of your hands should face up. 3. Focus on your breathing and close your eyes. 4. Hold the pose for a few min before releasing and relaxing.
Downward Facing Dog Pose
1. Begin by getting down on your hands and knees. 2. Stretch your elbows out while lifting your pelvis upward, lifting your knees off the ground. 3. Press down with the feet and hands, and stretch out your spine. Your position should resemble the letter A 4. old the pose for a few min before releasing and relaxing.