January 24th, 2017 | Updated on September 20th, 2019
The good news, however, is that your hypertension can be controlled with yogic postures. Here are the seven recommended yoga poses to reduce hypertension and bring it under control.
One of the dangers of hypertension is a heart attack or stroke due to constricted arteries. The arteries can be kept flexible to bring down the pressure naturally with forwarding bending poses like paschimottanasana.
The blood pressure can be reduced, stress minimized, and muscular tension relieved with some of the peace-inducing asanas such as shavasana or the corpse pose.
Anxiety and anger experienced often in hypertension can be combated with balasana or child’s pose. This pose helps you flush out toxins, and mental chatter to free you from stress and anxiety.
Pranayama is a great way to calm your mind. A specific form of prnanayama known asanuloma-vilomacan slow down your heartbeat, lower blood pressure and tune in your endocrine and the immune systems in a proper balance.
5. Adho Mukha Svanasana
The best way to relieve pressure on your shoulders and combat your back pain is Adho mukha svanasana or downward facing dog pose.
Bridge pose also known as setubandhasana is known to improve blood circulation, make you alert while reducing tension and stress.
Sitting pose, also known as sukhasana is considered therapeutic for hypertension as it does not strain your heart while relaxing mind and body.
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