Yoga for High Blood Pressure

High Blood Pressure is very common disease in which blood flows through blood vessels at higher than normal pressure. The heart pumps blood into the blood vessels, which carry the blood throughout the body. High blood pressure also called hypertension. High blood pressure of hypertension increases the risk of heart disease and heart stroke. It makes the heart work harder to pump blood out to the body and contributes to hardening of the vessels or atherosclerosis to stroke kidney disease and may cause of heart failure. Yoga for High Blood Pressure is very beneficial.

Yoga for High Blood Pressure
Yoga for High Blood Pressure

One of the most dangerous aspects of high blood pressure is that you may not know that you have this problem. In fact one-third of people who have high blood pressure don’t know it. The only way to know if your blood pressure is high is through regular checkups. It is especially important if you have a close relative who has high blood pressure. If your mother or father has facing this problem then you must examine yourself.

There are different causes of high blood pressure like smoking, obsession, use too much salt in diet, too much alcohol consumption, stress, older age, sleep apnea and family history of high blood pressure. Yoga is the best practice to solve many physical or mental issues. Yoga for High Blood Pressure is also beneficial.

Yoga for High Blood Pressure

Studies show that yoga can be very effective way of reducing high blood pressure. It is basically effective in reducing the diastolic number and which is the most important. It is suggested that people facing high blood pressure should only practice certain postures after acknowledging that these postures are suitable for them. The yogic practice of mediation and breathing exercise) are also particularly beneficial for those who suffer from high blood pressure. Some postures are given below try these and reduce high blood pressure.

Yoga for High Blood Pressure
Downward-Facing Dog Pose

Downward-Facing Dog Pose – with Support:

Begin on your hand and knees and place two or three blankets underneath your chest. Press the weight evenly through the hands as you straighten your arms and lift up through the inner edge of arms. Release your shoulder blades away from your neck towards your hips. When you can balance the dynamic action in the limbs and torso with the rest and relaxation in the hand and neck you will be able to hold the pose for few minutes without feeling strain.

Standing Forward Bend Pose-with Head Support:

Yoga for High Blood Pressure;
Standing Forward Bend Pose

Separate the feet as wide asthe narrow side of the yoga mat. Place a block at its height between your feet and in line with your big toe. Then bend forward, straighten your legs and place the crown of your head on your support. Hold the ankles with both hands and spread the elbows apart from each other. Move your shoulder blades away from your neck but let the back of your head descend toward the floor. Breathe normally and stay in the pose for few minutes.

Bridge Pose: 

Yoga for High Blood Pressure;
Bridge Pose

Sit on the front end of the bolster and belt the tops of your thighs together, with your knees bent and your feet on the floor, lie back on to the bolster. Push against the floor by using your feet, slide off the bolster until your shoulders reach the floor on the same level of your head. Then extend your legs straight, backs off the heels on the floor.

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