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Yoga to increase your blood circulation and control low blood pressure

Incorporating these postures in your yoga practice will heal even those health problems that you didn't know you had.

Written by Tania Tarafdar |Updated : May 11, 2017 10:07 AM IST

Severely low blood pressure resulting in the low flow of blood through your arteries and veins can deprive your brain and other vital organs of oxygen, blood and nutrients. This can permanently damage your organs and can also prove to be fatal. For people who are in great physical shape low blood pressure is a sign of health and fitness but when low blood pressure accompanies certain medical conditions like dizziness or fainting, it could be a sign or rather a symptom of an illness. It could be indicative of dehydration, heart disease, certain endocrine and neurological disorders and severe infection. Yoga acts upon both the cause and the side effects of low blood pressure, balancing the functioning of the various systems of the body, improving your circulation and calming your mind. Perform these yoga poses recommended by yoga expert Raman Mishra to improve your blood circulation.

Sarvangasana or shoulder stand: Getting in sarvangasana can improve the flow of blood to the brain and also stimulate the thyroid and pituitary gland. The results are a refreshed body and an energised mind.

Matsyasana or fish pose: When your vital organs do not function at an optimal level any physical or mental activity becomes a strain. Low blood pressure can be a sign of an underlying problem such as dehydration and other problems such as heart failure. It is, therefore, important that you perform yoga postures like this one that works on your overall health rather than focusing only on boosting your blood pressure. Matsyasana is known to be the destroyer of all diseases.

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Ustrasana or the camel pose: Practising backbends such as ustrasana will increase the flow of blood to your brain along with toning your spine and calming your nervous system.

Balasana or the child s pose: Balasana will improve your blood circulation to the brain, relax you and calm you down, thus keeping your blood pressure level stable.

Incorporating these postures in your yoga practice will heal even those problems that are unknown. Whatever is your problem, the sooner you work towards regulating your blood pressure, the faster will be your journey towards better health.

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