Yoga Teacher Training Forum » Yoga Teacher Training Forum (issues, concerns and questions for teachers) » New Teacher Questions
Down Dog(4 posts) (4 voices)
What is the cause .There is a student when in Down Dog & Child's pose experience headache. She dosen't have highblood preasure. Can you help?
Rather than going through the list possibilities for what this could be, she should stop performing Down Dog and Child's pose right now.
One answer might be to support her head with a bolster, rolled blanket, or block, with her ears level between her arms in both postures. However, I strongly suggest that she see her family physician as soon as possible and explain her situation.
This might not be high blood pressure, but it could be an early warning sign for something else. This is a "better safe than sorry" situation. Please tell her to see a doctor at once.
I have to agree with Paul. But I can spell the possibilities out for you. Asanas with the head down or low could cause light to severe head pain for anyone with high blood pressure, aneurysm, atherosclerosis, heart disease, heart related problems, eye problems, epilepsy, previous stroke, or sinus problems, or glaucoma! Not to push the PANIC button, but severe headache with no known cause is a possible stroke symptom. Your student needs to see a doctor ASAP! BTW you might not want to scare her to death, but you should stress that it is imperative to see a doc real real soon.
I have to agree with the advice above. Child Pose and Downward Dog Pose are used for heaches. Both are known for treatment of headaches and they both give relief because of the mild blood flow toward the brain that takes place during the pose. It seems like a doctors visit is in order. But Stapleton, why did you have to go into panic mode? We know there are many possible problems. We don't know for sure what they are. Even a doctor would subject this student to tests before suggesting this was anything serious.
You must log in to post.