If you do not want to take pills or are tired of pills to control your high blood pressure or hypertension and looking for some natural ways to manage it, then yoga may be your right choice.
Yoga as a form of physical activity has been proven to help manage symptoms of chronic disease— especially if you’re suffering from hypertension or high blood pressure and low blood pressure. Regular practice of yoga makes the body more resistant to diseases. Along with this, the effect of daily stress is also less.
Regular practice may even help with complications of hypertension, such as high blood pressure, low blood pressure, heart attacks, strokes, and even death.
Yoga asanas for hypertension: Poses of Yoga Controlling Blood Pressure Naturally
The following yoga asanas for hypertension:
Downward-Facing Dog Pose (Adho Mukha Svanasana)
Adho Mukha Svanasana strengthens your arms and legs by stretching your arms, thighs, calves, hamstrings, and legs. This gives relief from the problem of stress or hypertension. By doing this asana, the circulation of blood occurs smoothly throughout the body and also improves the flow of blood.
First of all, sit in Vajrasana. After this, come to the downward-facing Shavasana. We also call it the dog pose. Bend the toes in it. After this, lift the buttocks upwards and straighten the knees. In this, keep both your hands on the ground or mat. Keep in mind that your back and arms are in a straight line while the head remains in between the elbows. While doing this asana, it seems that the body is in the shape of “V” or a triangle. You can practice this asana for 10 to 15 minutes.
Child Pose (Balasana)
Child’s pose is beneficial yoga poses for low blood pressure. This asana relieves the body from stress and fatigue and calms the mind.
To do this yoga asana, sit on a yoga mat in Vajrasana or on your knees. Now slowly bend your upper body down and rest your forehead on the ground. Spread both your hands on the ground in front of your head.
Forward Bend yoga (Paschimottasana)
This asana stretches the muscles of the back and neck and ensures the proper and adequate flow of blood throughout the body. Thus, helps in controlling blood pressure.
For Paschimottasana, sit on the ground with your legs stretched out in front. Now bend forward from your waist and grab the toes with your hands. Take care that the knees do not bend.
Janushirshasana yoga is a therapeutic pose for high blood pressure. It improves digestion. Calms the brain. Apart from this, this asana stretches the spine, shoulders, back of the legs, and waist. There may be some difficulty in putting the forehead on your feet in this asana because you are not super flexible. However, it is a beneficial posture.
To do Janushirshasana, sit with your legs straight in front of you. Now place one of your legs on the thigh of the other leg of the bend. Now tilt your body down towards the leg spread on the ground and keep the head on the knee of that leg. Now grab the toes of that foot. Try touching the nose to the knee.
Shavasana (Corpse Pose)
In this asana, like a dead body, an attempt is made to free the mind and mind from all kinds of thoughts. The practice of Shavasana gives complete rest, strength, inspiration, and happiness to the body, mind, mind, and soul.
Lie on your back and keep your hands comfortably at a distance of one foot from the body. Keep a normal distance between the legs. Extend both hands on both sides of the body. Keep the fingers and palm in the upward direction. Keep your head in your own way. Close your eyes slowly. Breathe in slowly and exhale slowly. In Shavasana, it is tried that every part of your body should be free from tension and the parts of the body can get maximum rest.
Yoga is such an accessible and natural method that many spiritual benefits can be obtained with a healthy mind and body. In general, yoga exercises are a great way to treat high blood pressure. But you should know what kind of asanas are effective.
Published by Manish Sharma