Meditation guided treatments have a wide array of benefits, one of those being the treatment of all manner of headaches. If you want to cut back on how many headache pills you take, this could be a great option for you. You should be prepared to have to work hard to get to the point where you can relieve even the most extreme headaches without medicine, as the removal of pain is not likely an innate talent you have, but rather one that must be worked toward.
While many guided meditation techniques give you several options when it comes to your meditation posture, it is best to lie down when meditating to relieve a headache. Lie down flat on your bed, making sure you are as comfortable as possible with a pillow under your head. You may want to dim the lights if possible, or turn them out completely. If there are any breathing exercises you incorporate into your regular meditation routine, this would be the ideal time to do them. Doing your breathing exercises will help you calm down, which in turn will assist you when you locate the center of this headache inside your head. As with any meditation, taking the time to calm yourself and quiet your mind clutter is very important.
Close your eyes and visualize the source of your headache. Follow the throbbing or pulsing pain through your head until you localize the source of your discomfort. You may want to visualize it as a glowing light that extends throughout your mind in tendrils. That way, you can follow the trail of light to the source.
Once you have used your guided meditation capabilities to locate the source of the pain, try separating it as an entity other than your body. Mentally grab the pain and push it out of your head and out of your body. Visualize the pain leaving through the top of your head and withering into space. If the pain is still there, go back to the visualization exercise and imagine your headache as a glowing light. As you meditate, see if any associations come to mind that remind you why you have this headache. If something rings a bell, focus on the issue. Write it down. Get it outside of yourself. Make an action plan to deal with the problem.
Unless you have a physiological cause for the headache, the pain is your mind’s way of communicating with you. It is telling you that you need to address something in your life. So when you’ve identified the cause of your headache, make a promise to yourself to deal with it. The more you can make the issue ‘out there’ and deal with it effectively, the less inclined your body will have the need to send you signals that something is wrong. Following these steps will allow you to work up the strength to remove headaches through meditation guided.