Yoga for Vertigo
27 Jun

Yoga for Vertigo

What is Vertigo?

Vertigo is a disorder associated with a disturbance in the sense of balance and equilibrium in the brain, and this causes dizziness. It usually affects the area that is responsible for the direction of motion, which is the inner ear. 

The causes could be anything – ranging from a lack of drop in blood flow to the ear, calcium or fluid accumulation, or even the entry of a virus. Well, even a simple virus that causes cold or flu can also attack the inner ear and the nerve connections to the brain, causing severe vertigo. Damage to the skull also causes a loss of hearing, nausea, and dizziness. A tumour, syphilis, or multiple sclerosis can also affect your sense of balance.

Symptoms of Vertigo:-

The sense of spinning.


Abnormal eye movements



Statistics of Vertigo:-

The overall incidence of dizziness, vertigo, and imbalance is 5-10%, and it reaches 40% in patients older than 40 years. 

The incidence of falling is 25% in subjects older than 65 years. 

The estimated number of 2011 USED visits for dizziness or vertigo was 3.9 million. 

According to data from the Swedish National study on Aging and Care (SNAC) found that in younger ones, 

The prevalence of falls was 16.5%, and that of dizziness was 17.8%, whereas in patients older than 80 years, the incidence of falls was 31.7% and that of dizziness was 31.0%. 

The younger patients tended to have more vertigo factors, as compared to the older patients managed to have more general ones.

The mild hearing loss is the most common disability worldwide. The incidence of hearing loss is 25% in people younger than 25 years, and it reaches 40% in persons older than 40 years. About 25% of the population report tinnitus.

Vertigo, dizziness, tinnitus, and hearing loss  typically associated with inner-ear diseases as opposed to central nervous system (CNS) disorders 

About 40% of patients with a migraine have vertigo, motion sickness, and mild hearing loss. Therefore, differentiating migraine from primary inner-ear diseases is sometimes tricky.

Yoga For Vertigo:-

1. Balasana:-

This asana is a relaxing pose. It is meant to calm the mind. 

At the early stage of vertigo, a restorative pose such as this will help you overcome the dizziness. 

This asana helps to strengthen the nervous system through regular practice.

2. Paschimottanasana:-

This asana is a great stress reliever. 

It helps balance emotions and relieves anger, anxiety, and irritability. 

It increases the blood in the head part of the body and the balance centres, thus helping with vertigo. 

Your nervous system strengthened with this asana.

3. Shavasana:-

This asana completely relaxes the body. It removes all strain and stress and helps you regain focus. 

It is another pose that helps combat dizziness almost instantly.

What Food to eat if you are suffering from Vertigo?





Peanut Butter




Red Peppers


So these are the food to eat and yoga asanas to do if you are suffering from Vertigo.

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