There are many conditions like heart defects, some birth control pills and other medicines side effects, painkiller side effects, etc. that can cause a high blood pressure problem. However, exercising and keeping oneself fit decreases the rate of having blood pressure to a great extent. Stress or anxiety is one of the major causes of hypertension. Stress also leads a person to get addicted to alcohol consumption and smoking. Both these factors again elevate the blood pressure level of your body. These days, practicing yoga is a trend and it is very helpful in many cases, let’s read more about yoga for hypertension in this article.
What is Hypertension – How Yoga for Hypertension is Helpful?
Hypertension is one of the most common health condition affecting a large number of population all over the world. Hypertension, which is also known as high blood pressure in medical terms, affects the blood flow to the heart.
People have become so busy nowadays that they do not even know that they have serious health problems like hypertension or high blood pressure. It only becomes a matter of concern for them when they get diagnosed that they have such serious symptoms. I feel behind all these health problems either we accept it or not but our modern day lifestyle is one of the major culprits. Thinking too much and taking lots of tensions is also one of the reasons of hypertension; either it is a family tension or you’re are in the midst of your workplace tension, keep in mind it is going to affect your health. You can not avoid the problem, but least you can do is – take your time out from all these stresses and devote some time for yourself, for your healthy well-being.
Maintain a healthy lifestyle:
- Keeping an eye on your blood pressure from time to time. Many people do not even know that they have a high blood pressure problem. If you have high blood pressure, take medication as prescribed by your physician to keep the problem under control.
- Physical exercise is a must. Consult an instructor for the suitable exercise that you can do if you have a high blood pressure problem because there are some restrictions.
- Keep away stress and anxiety to overpower you.
Start it today whether you have hypertension or not, remember you are only reducing the risk factor to lead a healthy and stress free life ahead with your family members.
Yoga therapy is proved to very effective in case of hypertension. Now a day even doctors are suggesting for meditation and yoga exercises to control high blood pressure along with medicines. Yoga reduces the stress and tension from the mind of a person and helps the body to relax. There are many pieces of research on the people who have hypertension and regular yoga practice has reduces their high blood pressure to a great extent. For some people, the problem has even vanished completely.
Below Are the Best Yoga Poses for High Blood Pressure
Here are some yoga poses that are most appropriate for curing and preventing the hypertension problem:
- Sukhashana Pose:
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Sukhasana pose is really an easy pose, it is a very common pose of meditation. Sit on the yoga mat with your both legs cross to each other and put feet below your knees. Keep your both hands touching your knees. This asana will also help to lower your metabolic rate and keep your mind cool.
- Anuloma Viloma:
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It is a breathing exercise and involves the technique of breathing from each nostril. It also proves to be very effective for hypertension and other health problems. This technique involves inhaling through the left nostril and at the same time closing the right with a thumb for about 4 seconds and then exhale from the left nostril from the right nostril and closing the left one with the ring finger for about 8 seconds. Repeat the same technique with the right nostril also. This breathing exercise should continue for about 5 to 10 minutes or as long as you feel comfortable.
- Raising Both Legs Pose:
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Raise both of your legs upwards, you can take the support of the wall. And your fullback should rest on the yoga mat and stretch your both hands away from your shoulder and relax with your eyes closed. Keep your eyes closed for about 5 minutes. Then bring down your both legs to touch the chest and slowly come to your original position.
Above are few poses that are specially meant for curing hypertension and everyone should practice these poses to prevent high blood pressure problem and to lead a healthy, and stress-free living.
Apart from the yoga, one must quit smoking, however, it is also seen that a person who started practicing yoga regularly can easily quit smoking. One must also improve the quality of the food they are consuming. For example, food must contain high fiber content and low carbohydrate and fats contents.
Regular and sincerely practicing yoga will surely bring magic to your life instead I will say to your lifestyle. It will help you to get rid of the depression of your life. You will able to see a new life with a bundle of joys to hug you. Remember it is not only our physical body part which creates health problem; our mind plays a very vital role in the overall well being. Yoga and meditation are the best technique which deals with the mind.
And just a quick suggestion!! It is always advisable to consult your doctor before doing any exercise or yoga especially for those who have an acute high blood pressure problem.
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