Suffering from high blood pressure (BP)? Control BP with Yoga
“Happy is the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind, and has given up worrying once and for all.”
Alas! It’s hard to find a happy man these days. Stress, anxiety, work pressure and a hectic life schedule make even the happiest man prone to various ailments. And when you are sick, how can you be happy? Just think about the serious consequences. You are suffering from high blood pressure (a common and severe stress related disorders), can you enjoy life without any health hassles? Yes, there are several medications available for people, but when you are sick, the world appears bleak. High blood pressure aggravates the risk of heart attack, transient ischemic attack (TIA), dementia, cognitive impairment, kidney failure, glomerulosclerosis, retinopathy, choroidopathy, optic neuropathy, insomnia and many more diseases. High blood pressure can be controlled through medication, but one of the most effective and natural options would be yoga.
The various yogic poses have the unmatched capacity to keep high blood pressure under control. Yoga invigorates your mind, body and spirit. The regular practice of various yogic asanas stabilizes the pulse rates, improves blood circulation in the body, calms the mind and the body, thus helping to keep the blood pressure level under control.
Check out how the regular practice of the several poses help to maintain a normal blood pressure level:
Baddha Konasana or Bound Angle Pose
It opens up the hips and chest, stimulates the nervous, respiratory and reproductive systems and strengthens the spine. This particular pose helps to keep your blood pressure under control.
Setu Bandha Sarvangasana or Bridge Pose
It is the most energizing, restorative and rejuvenating pose that alleviates stress, calms the brain and the central nervous system and reduces fatigue, anxiety and insomnia, thus keeping your blood pressure under control.
Makarasana or Dolphin Pose
It relieves fatigue, insomnia and headaches. This particular pose calms the mind, relieves stress and depression and is ideal for keeping the blood pressure level under control.
Janu Sirsasana or Head-to-Knee Forward Bend
Calms the mind, relieves fatigue and anxiety and reduces stress- this particular pose is just ideal to keep your blood pressure under control!
Virasana or Hero Pose
This particular pose has a therapeutic effect on high blood pressure. It corrects your posture. It improves blood circulation in the body, relieves tiredness and reduces stress, enabling you to live healthy and happy life.
The series of yoga poses mentioned above help to boost your health and well-being. When you can enjoy good health, you’ll be the happiest person in this world.
Caution: It is always better to seek the sound advice of an expert yoga practitioner before practicing the above poses. If you have any health issues, consult your doctor before practicing these poses.
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