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Manage your hypertension Naturally through Yoga – 5 recommended poses

Hypertension has become the bane of modern day society. The possibility of you knowing someone with hypertension are sky-high, it could be anybody from a relative to an acquaintance.

What is the reason for the rise behind the rise of this ‘silent killer’? The transformation of our lives to accommodate obesity, sedentary
lifestyle, and excessive alcohol or salt intake has contributed to the condition.

What is Hypertension?

But the fact of the matter is that Hypertension is still an elusive topic, there’s not much that people know about it despite the plethora of information available on it.

When a healthy artery that is made up of semi-flexible tissues and muscles, is subjected to a higher force of blood it stretches to accommodate the excess blood flow. If the blood flow consistently remains high then the arterial wall are forced to stretch far beyond their limits resulting in a host of physiological problems. Which is why it is also referred to as ‘High Blood Pressure’.

Yoga for Hypertension

Physical activity helps in decreasing blood pressure, so it makes sense that Yoga would be effective in naturally lowering hypertension.Yogas effects aren’t limited to it being a physical activity, it positively impact the mental state of a person by having a meditative effect on them. Its soothing and calming effect helps reduce the factors responsible for high blood pressure. Here are some of the Yoga poses you should practice in order to better manage your Hypertension:

Sukhasana

This meditative pose helps in calming body and the mind, it is a great asana to begin with as it’s easy to execute. The effects of the Sukhasana can be found on the person’s nervous system, as it helps regulate and manage its action thus reducing hypertension and in turn bringing down high blood pressure.

Virasana

The Hero pose as it is alternatively called, is brilliant asana to reduce high blood pressure. It is potent, despite its simplicity. By opening up the chest area and enabling proper blood flow across the body, it helps normalise blood pressure.

Adho Mukha Svanasana

This asana targets the spine and shoulders, releasing the accumulated stress. It is one of the best poses for decreasing high blood pressure as it increases the efficiency with which blood is circulated in your body. It also regulates the healthy working of the circulatory system, even improving your heart’s health.

Uttanasana

The standing forward bend, Uttanasana, is also known as the Pada Hasthasana. This pose regulates the circulation of blood to the head. It
calms the body down and stabilizes the heart rate, this normalizing high blood pressure.

Setu Bandhasana

By raising the heart a level higher than the head, this asana helps circulate blood effectively across the body. It stretches the shoulders, neck and spine ridding you of pent up tension and stress, thus helping lower your hypertension.


Elevated blood pressure, which increases the risk of stroke, heart failure, and kidne disease, is often described as a “silent killer.” Recognizable
symptoms do exist—fatigue, nosebleeds, nervous tension, ringing in the ears, dizziness, bursts of anger, headaches—but not generally until blood pressure is dangerously high.

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