How Yoga helps in control Blood pressure:
Now a days many people are suffering from high blood pressure which is also known as hypertension. In hypertension, the blood exerts too much force on the wall of the blood vessels, which cause the arteries to narrow, making the heart work harder and increasing the risk of heart attack.
Yoga relaxes blood vessels walls and slow down the heart rate, reducing strain on the heart and reduce the chance of heart attack.
Here are some poses which are beneficial for hypertension.
1. Anulome Vilom (Alternate nostril breathing)
- Sit straightly on padmasana and raise your hand in front of your face.
- Close the right nostril with your thumb and breath in from the left nostril. Do this as slowly as you can till your lungs are full.
- Now release the thumb and close the left nostril with your ring finger. Then breath out slowly through the right nostril.
- After that take the air in from the right nostril and then close the right nostril and release it through the left nostril.
- You must inhale and exhale as slowly as you can.
- This is one round of anulom vilom.
- For the freshers, start with 5 rounds and increase it upto 20 rounds in one sitting.
- You can have two sittings per day, one in the morning and another in the evening.
2. Kneeling Forward Bend:
- Kneel on the floor and then lower your buttocks onto your heels.
- Keep several pillows on the floor in front of you. Keeping your spine straight, slowly bend forward from your hips and rest your torso on the pillows. Be sure your torso is parallel to the ground and don’t let your headrest below your heart.
- Place your arms comfortably on the floor. Rest your head to one side.
- Relax completely on the pillow. Take slow and calm breaths for 3-5 minutes or for as long as you can without any discomfort. After few minutes turn your to the other side and rest for some times.
- Leave the pose very slowly.
- Sit quietly for a moment.