Hypertension also referred to as high blood pressure has become one of the silent killers of the modern era. So, if your blood pressure is on the higher side, try out these yoga poses to keep it in check.
When you are suffering from hypertension, your arteries are more likely to stay constricted, which in turn can lead to heart attack and stroke. With forward-bending poses like paschimottanasana, you can keep your arteries flexible and lower blood pressure naturally.
Relaxation poses such as shavasana or the corpse pose can be excellent to lower blood pressure; relieve muscle tension and release stress.
Hypertension often results in anxiety and anger. Balasana or child’s pose helps free your mind of the unnecessary clutter that breeds anxiety. It also helps to flush out toxins, which helps relieve stress.
The yogic practise of pranayama is a great way to calm the mind. The anulom vilom pranayama lessens anxiety and slows down your heart rate, lowering blood pressure and balancing the immune and endocrine systems.
Adho mukha svanasana or downward facing dog is a great pose in relieving tension and stress on your shoulders and your entire back.
Setubandhasana or bridge pose improves blood circulation, enhancing alertness while reducing stress and tension.
Sitting positions, such as sukhasana, that do not put much strain on your heart can be therapeutic for hypertension. The asana is great to calm and relax your mind and body.