De-stress yourself with yoga


Hypertension, commonly called high blood pressure is one of the most common lifestyle diseases in today’s world. Hypertension is a condition in which the flow of blood against the arteries is too high. Hypertension has spread its roots among the people at an alarming rate. Every third person we meet is seen to be suffering from this disease.

Neither a too high or a too low blood pressure is desirable and it is essential to have a balance between the both in the body. While healthy food habits contribute to establishing and maintaining the balance, but the role played by the mind cannot take a backseat either. So, the million dollar question is how can you harmonize the two? In the answer to this question lies the route to a healthy and happy person. The answer is Yoga.

Yoga asanas involve breathing slowly and deeply, while synchronizing your body movements. They can help you to control your blood pressure naturally, mainly by relieving stress. Yoga asanas can soothe or calm the nerves and help slow to down an abnormal heart rate. It also helps in increasing body immunity and reducing incidences of heart problems like cardiac arrests and strokes.


Below we give you some yoga asana poses which to a great deal help in keeping a check on hypertension.


    • Shishuasana (Child Pose)

      Relieves stress and fatigue. It also normalizes blood circulation.


    • Vajrasana (Diamond Pose)

      This pose can be done even after lunch or dinner. It helps to control obesity and increases blood flow to the lower abdomen.


    • Paschimottanasana (Forward Bend Pose)

      Helps reduce fatty deposits in the abdominal region, thus enabling weight loss. It also acts as an effective stress reliever and normalizes high blood pressure.

    • Shavasana (Corpse Pose)

      Relieves stress, depression and fatigue. It helps the body relax and prepare for sound sleep. It also stimulates blood circulation.


    • Sukhasana (Easy Pose)

      This meditative pose calms and unites the body and mind. It helps reduce high blood pressure or hypertension, as it makes your body more balanced and your mind free and joyful.


    • Ardha Matsyendrasana (Sitting Half Spinal Twist)

      Stimulates the heart and nervous system, helping to normalize high blood pressure.

    • Baddhakonasana (Bound Angle Pose)

      Stimulates the heart and leads to better circulation of blood all over the body. It also relieves stress and weariness.


    • Janusirsasana (One-legged Forward Bend)

      Works effectively on your tummy fat by massaging your abdominal organs. By effecting weight loss, it helps regulate the pressure of the blood so that it stays at a normal level.


    • Virasana (Hero Pose)

      Increases blood circulation around the legs and helps in regulating blood pressure.

    • Setu Bandhasana (Supported Bridge Pose)

      Energizes the kidneys and soothes the nervous system. It helps to regulate the blood pressure in the body.


    • Ardha Halasana (Half Plough Pose)

      Helps burn fat in the thighs, abdomen, and hips. Helps control high blood pressure.


Do try these yoga asanas and you will see that your blood pressure is under control to a great extent. Healthy practices lead to a healthy body!

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