1. Half Somersault
This exercise for vertigo treatment at home gained popularity in 2012 after CBS4 Health Specialist Kathy Walsh reported on it. It should give you instant relief and it can be done anywhere!
- Sitting on your knees, straighten your back and tilt your head to look at the ceiling.
- Bring your ear upside down between your palms and your arms to your elbows to the side as if you were doing a somersault.
- Turn your head to face your left elbow.
- Once you’re no longer dizzy, raise your head to back level.
- Wait until you are no longer dizzy and sit back quickly.
2. Shanmukhi Mudra
Yoga is a great way to find your balance, overcome your limitations and readjust your body. This pose work wonders for your sinuses too!
- To do it, sit comfortably on a meditation cushion and sit with your legs crossed and your spine straight.
- Bring your right foot on top of your left thigh and vice-versa.
- Close your eyes and place your hands on your knees.
- Hold for a few breaths.
- Raise your arms in front of your face with your elbows out to the side.
- Close your ears using your thumbs, close your eyelids using your index fingers, and your nostrils with your middle fingers. Use your last two fingers from each hand to close your mouth.
- Release your middle fingers and breathe in deeply. Close your nostrils with your fingers and hold the breath as long as comfortable. Release your middle fingers and breathe out.
- Repeat the cycle for a full 5-10 minutes.
- Finish off my going back to the original position with your hands on your knees.
3. Nadi Shodhan Pranayama
This pose relaxes your mind through breathing one nostril at a time. It can also help you calm down during a dizzy spell.
- Sit comfortably with your spine erect and shoulders relaxed. Keep a gentle smile on your face.
- Place your left hand on the left knee, palms open to the sky or in Chin Mudra (thumb and index finger gently touching at the tips).
- Place the tip of the index finger and middle finger of the right hand in between the eyebrows, the ring finger and little finger on the left nostril, and the thumb on the right nostril. We will use the ring finger and little finger to open or close the left nostril and thumb for the right nostril.
- Press your thumb down on the right nostril and breathe out gently through the left nostril.
- Now breathe in from the left nostril and then press the left nostril gently with the ring finger and little finger. Removing the right thumb from the right nostril, breathe out from the right.
- Breathe in from the right nostril and exhale from the left. You have now completed one round of
- Nadi Shodhan pranayama. Continue inhaling and exhaling from alternate nostrils.
- Complete 9 such rounds by alternately breathing through both the nostrils. After every exhalation, remember to breathe in from the same nostril from which you exhaled. Keep your eyes closed throughout and continue taking long, deep, smooth breaths without any force or effort.