Yoga for hypertension

For the control of hypertension, there are 2 effective yoga exercises that help lower blood pressure:


  • Inverted Yoga

Reverts the action of the gravity in the body. The most profound changes of this exercise are in the circulation; In the inverted pose, the legs and abdomen are placed above the thorax. One of the reasons for this to work is simply because the force of gravity reverses and the blood circulates faster.

Normally, the calf muscles and other skeletal muscles in the lower extremities should pump blood without oxygen and waste back to the heart through the veins

In the inverted position , the gravity causes the blood to flow easily backwards through the veins causing the blood pressure in the feet to be minimal. This gives the muscles the opportunity to rest .

In this position, the drainage of blood and waste from the lower part of the body that returns to the heart for cleaning is greater, so that disorders such as varicose veins and swollen ankles are relieved.


  • Rhythmic respiration

It is time to learn about breathing, inhaling and exhaling, which has the power to nourish the body and calm the mind.

We do not all know how to breathe. If you're like most people, what does short breaths , the stomach pushes when inhaled and the lungs never empty the carbon dioxide when exhaling.

Here is the physiological explanation: long, slow breaths are more efficient than quick and short ones .

To have in good breathing, the lungs must first be emptied. Thus, the key to efficient breathing lies in exhaling completely, this begins with the upper chest , it proceeds to the middle of the chest and finishes tightening the abdominal muscles .

Only after a good expiration can you expect a good breath of the air rich in oxygen that the blood needs to feed the cells.

Video Medicine: Yoga Poses : Yoga for Reducing Blood Pressure (May 2021).