Yoga for High Blood Pressure Control and Treatment

Yoga is Considered as one of the best alternative treatments for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension). Yoga Guru "Ramdev" has made yoga even more popular around the world in past few years. Here we will tell you about a few yoga postures / exercises that can help you in treatment of High Blood Pressure and control it to live a normal life.

Baba Ramdev Yoga for High Blood Pressure

Baba Ramdev Yoga mostly consists of Pranayams. Pranayams are yoga breathing exercises. High Blood Pressure patients should ensure that they don't do these breathing exercises very fastly. Instead BP patients should do pranayam with slow deep breaths. Its better to consult your doctor and practice pranayam with the help of an expert. Here is a list of few 'Baba Ramdev Yoga' (pranayams) for High Blood Pressure.

  • Bhastrika Pranayama
  • Kapalbhati Pranayama
  • Bahya pranayama
  • Anulom Vilom Pranayama and Nadi Shodhan
  • Bharmari Pranayama
  • Udggeth Pranayama
  • Pranav Pranayama
  • Shavasan

Seetkari Yoga Pranayama

Seetkari Yoga Pranayama is another pranayam to effectively lower the High Blood Pressure. As its name symbolizes its meaning, "seetkari" means cooling. It provides a cooling effect to the body  and helps in lowering the Blood Pressure

How to do Seetkari Pranayam

  • Sit straight with elongated spine.
  • Take 5 deep breaths.
  • Now close your teeths and expand your lips and inhale the air through tour mouth. It will be like a smiling face, but no teeth showing. Air should be inhaled through teeths with a hissing sound. Inhale air deeply though your teeths and exhale through nose.
  • Doing it for 5 to 10 minutes will provide a cooling effect.

Precaution: If you are suffering from or prone to cold or respiratory diseases then you should not practice seetkari pranayam.

List of yoga poses for High Blood Pressure is mentioned on the page given here. Read More

Yoga Poses to be avoided by High BP Patients

There are a few yoga poses that should be avoided by High BP patients. Most of them are those poses in which there is extreme pressure on body and are not easy to do. If you feel yourself uncomfortable in a posture then you should not do it. If your are a High BP patient then you have to practice yoga poses to calm down the body and reduce fat. But if the yoga pose is taking you to your limits then its not for you. A few postures to be avoided are: Dhanurasana, Ustrasana, Adho Mukha Vrksasana, Natarajasana and many more. Complete list can be given here. So its best to get the list of yogasans that can be done by you with the help of a yoga teacher.

Note: If you are practicing some regular medication for High Blood Pressure, then don't stop it to practice yoga. You may continue your medication with yoga. Some researches done on this topic has shown that even if yoga don't show any improvement in your Blood Pressure condition, it will help you in improving your quality of life.

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