In this article, we are going to share with you 2 simple Indian club exercises for headaches.
Ron, CEO of Heroic Sport has been suffering from recurring headaches since his near fatal accident in 2009. Not all headaches are the same, but those 2 exercises are certainly worth a shot.
Stress or bad posture can be a reason behind tension headaches, but there are others for sure.
Conscious breathing is a proven method to keep stress in check, an so is gentle exercise.
Swinging Indian clubs gives you the chance of becoming aware of your breathing, your posture and provides a quick positive reboot for your mind and body.
That is why we encourage people to get up and swing their Indian clubs for a couple of minutes throughout the day.
The rhythmic swings elongate, stretch and relax the muscles around the upper back and the base of the neck, and gently mobilize the spine. The increase of blood flow helps relieve muscular tension which refers pain to the head.
A study from 2021 found a link between scapular stability and neck pain.
Stability is defined as the ability to maintain control of joint movement, or position, by coordinating actions of the surrounding tissues, limbs and the neuromuscular system. Guess what tool can help both mobility and stability of the shoulder girdle complex? Yes, Indian clubs…
2 exercises to try
Ron broke his skull and spine when he fell of a scaffolding in 2009. The recurring headaches forced him to find a way to deal with the discomfort without having to resort to pills. Over the years, he distilled all his efforts and finding into 2 simple Indian club exercises for headaches.
”These 2 exercises help relieve the tension that builds up in my spine and neck, and within a couple of minutes, the intensity of my headaches drops to a manageable level or disappears completely.”
You’ll need 2 Indian clubs, and they may be slightly on the heavy side, because you need to feel some traction through the limbs.
The movements are simple, so you can safely swing heavier clubs than if attempting complex patterns.
If using Pahlavandle, fill a couple of bottles with gravel or sand. Anything around 1,5-3kg is perfect.
As soon as you feel the headache coming, get up and swing for 2-3 minutes. Make sure to focus on slow flowing movements and relaxes conscious breathing.
Exercise 1 | Opposite pendulums
This exercise should be in all warm ups. The clubs simply swing by the side of the body but in opposite directions, encourage rotation and extension of the spine. Remember to look towards the club swinging backwards.
Exercise 2 | Alternate stop behind the back
This exercise is based on a parallel swing going from side to side in front of the body. There is a little twists though, as you have to bring one arm behind the back, alternating side each rep.
If coordinating both arms is too complex, just use a single club and perform all the reps on one side first, then the other.