High BP (high blood pressure) is also called hypertension. It is a serious health problem in itself, and if high BP is not treated, it can lead to other serious diseases such as heart attack. According to a 2014 report in the Journal of Hypertension, 29.3% of Indians suffer from high blood pressure. The only way to do this is to get it checked regularly. And the next logical step is how to control your high blood pressure.

By clicking on the blue link given here, you can know the high blood pressure treatment in detail.

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  1. How is yoga beneficial for high blood pressure?
  2. Yoga for high bp
  3. Pranayama will benefit in the treatment of high BP
  4. Precautions while doing yoga for high BP
  5. Takeaway
Doctors for Yoga for High Blood Pressure

Neither high nor low blood pressure is good for the body. The most important thing is to keep the body balanced. How can you balance high and low blood pressure? This question comes to the mind of crores of people. The answer to this will be found with Yoga. By doing yoga, health remains good and no kind of disease comes near. Yogasana keeps blood pressure under control and also helps in relieving stress. Apart from this, it is also very important to have a healthy diet.

  • Yoga asanas calm the nerves and correct abnormal heart rhythms.
  • Yoga helps in boosting immunity and reducing the incidence of heart problems such as heart attack and stroke.
  • When the body and mind do not get rest, there is a maximum risk of stress and high BP. By doing yoga, sleep comes well and stress is reduced.
  • Obesity can cause high BP. Regular practice of yoga and eating a healthy diet keep the body weight under control.
  • Yoga gives positive energy to the body and mind. Yoga brings happiness to your life. It also helps in reducing chronic high blood pressure.

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The best yoga for high blood pressure is to rotate the spine in a horizontal position. It slows down the heart, due to which the heart does not have to work as hard to pump blood to the brain.

The following asanas will help in balancing low and high blood pressure. However, you must do these yoga exercises under the guidance of a trained expert. Apart from this, do these yoga poses in a relaxed and enjoyable way -

  • Balasana - Relieves stress and fatigue. It also keeps blood circulation normal.
  • Vajrasana - This yoga can be done even after lunch or dinner. It helps in controlling obesity and increases blood flow to the lower abdominal areas.
  • Paschimottanasana - Helps in reducing belly fat. It also acts as an effective stress reliever and keeps high BP normal.
  • Ardhamatsyendrasana - Stimulates the heart and nervous system, which helps in keeping high blood pressure normal.
  • Baddha Konasana - Stimulates the heart and leads to better circulation of blood throughout the body. It also gives relief from stress and nervousness.
  • Janushirshasan - It works well for belly fat and helps in reducing fat. It helps in controlling blood pressure while reducing weight.
  • Virasana - Increases blood circulation around the legs and helps control blood pressure.
  • Setubandhasana - Strengthens the kidney and maintains balance in the nervous system. It helps in controlling the blood pressure in the body.
  • Ardha Halasana - By doing Ardha Halasana, fat in the thighs, abdomen, and hips is reduced. Helps to control high BP.
  • Sukhasana - Stress is reduced by doing Sukhasana. This keeps the body and mind calm. It helps in reducing high blood pressure.
  • Shavasana - Relieves stress, depression, and fatigue. It is very helpful in giving rest to the body and good sleep. It stimulates blood circulation.

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Can Yoga and Pranayama help in reducing high BP? There is a lot of evidence that it can lower blood pressure. Breathing exercises can also help lower blood pressure naturally. Deep breathing calms the nervous system and helps blood flow to the tissues. One study showed that taking 6 deep breaths for half a minute, instead of sitting quietly, can lower systolic blood pressure by 3.4 units.

Using yoga for high blood pressure is most useful if done as a multi-therapy approach. Which includes lifestyle changes and Ayurvedic treatments. As always, when it comes to natural remedies it is usually not as easy to get quick results as it is via a pill. Good things happen when you take steps to lower your blood pressure yourself.

Here are some beneficial pranayama for high blood pressure -

  • Bhastrika Pranayama - Increases the supply of oxygen to all parts of the body, thus improving blood circulation. It gives relief from stress and high BP.
  • Kapalbhati Pranayama - Helps in removing the accumulated fat in the abdomen, which reduces high blood pressure.
  • Bhramari Pranayama - In this pranayama, such a vibration is created in the body that by doing this the body and mind get rest. It gives relief from stress and anxiety and helps in balancing high BP.
  • Anulom-Vilom Pranayama - This is a calming and powerful pranayama. It can help in removing blockages in your arteries to a great extent. It improves blood circulation to the brain.
  • Complete Yogic Breathing - helps you to breathe slowly. If your heart rate is too fast, this technique slows the heart rate down. It relaxes your whole body.

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Do not do any asana in which your body is in an inverted position. The flow of blood can be uncontrolled by doing a vomiting posture, so avoid the asanas with a vomiting posture. For example -

  • Shirshasana and Sarvangasana increase the blood pressure in the brain as your head is inverted and the flow of blood becomes uncontrolled.
  • Do not do Adho Mukha Vrikshasana (Handstand).
  • Viparita-karni asana can also give harm high blood pressure. So avoid doing this asana also.
  • Remember that you get relief from yoga practice only after continuous practice and you get it slowly.
  • In order not to increase the pain of the joints with the asana, take the help of objects, pillows, and other equipment to support the body during the practice, as you consider necessary.
  • Don't push yourself beyond your physical capacity. If the pain increases, immediately stop the yoga practice and consult a doctor.

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Yoga helps to eliminate or recover from many diseases from the root. Therefore, everyone is advised to do yoga daily. Yoga can also be beneficial in the problem of high BP. This can reduce the problem of high BP to some extent. Just keep in mind that in the beginning, practice yogasanas under the supervision of a good yoga instructor. Also, pay attention to your food and drink.

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