A Healthy Balanced Blood Pressure with these 5 Yoga Poses

Jyotis |Jul 31, 2019

Yoga is the life-saving solution, today, let's check out 5 yoga asanas to keep your blood pressure always in check.

High blood pressure aka hypertension is one of the most common health issues and it is also one of the leading causes of death as it increases the chances of heart diseases and stroke.

Aside from medications, there are several simples, effective and natural ways to deal with hypertension and some of them are: healthy diet, maintaining a healthy weight, reducing the intake of alcohol, exercising and quitting smoking among others.

The disease is also known as the silent killer as the symptoms are quite easily missable. And that's why it is very important to keep your BP checked regularly.

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Coming to how one can combat hypertension, one of the ways as mentioned is physical activity. If you do not like gymming and want to do home workouts then yoga can come to your rescue. Yoga is one of the best ways to maintain a healthy weight and to reduce stress also. Today we have listed out some of the best yoga poses to prevent and control high blood pressure.

Bridge Pose

Bridge Pose Yoga
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Bridge pose works on hamstrings, abdominals, glutes, hip and lower back and thus naturally aids the body to work on blood pressure. For the unversed, deep backbends should be avoided by hypertension patients. With the help of this pose, kidneys and nervous system get to calm down and the same aids in blood pressure regulation. Check out the video tutorial right below.

Head-to-Knee Forward Bend 

Head-to-knee Forward Bend
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This is one of the best therapeutic poses for people who are suffering from high blood pressure. It also aids the digestive system's functioning as well as helps to calm the brain. The asana focuses on the spine, shoulders, backs of the legs and hamstring among others. Check out the video tutorial of the pose right here.

Legs-up-the-Wall

Legs-up-the-Wall
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Legs-up-the-wall which is also known as Viparita Karani. The hamstrings and hips get the maximum pressure and soothe your brain and body as well. While you relax practice deep breathing as well for more benefits. Check out the how-to video right here.

Corpse pose

Corpse Pose
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Corpse pose which is also known as Savasana seems an easy one but is one of the challenging yoga poses. Apart from lowering BP, it helps to relax the body, calm the brain and relieve stress and depression too. Follow the below-mentioned video to know how to go about the yoga pose.

Downward Dog

Downward Dog
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This particular asana which is also known as Adho Mukha Svanasana is one of the widely recognized yoga poses. It focuses on back muscles, hamstrings, spine and quadriceps. Aside from hypertension, it also prevents osteoporosis, prevents indigestion, relieves headache, insomnia, fatigue, asthma and flat feet among others.

Follow these yoga poses after consulting a doctor and also make sure to first learn the steps and poses from a yoga therapist.

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