Yoga And High Blood Pressure / Hypertension

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How Yoga Helps

In order to prevent this disease, yogic practices should be incorporated into our daily routine. Yoga helps to combat stress and saturates the mind with tranquility. However, yoga is not the only cure for hypertension; medical advice is also necessary. The Yoga asanas help in bringing about a balance in the autonomous nervous system, a center that controls stress. Yoga helps in regulating the blood pressure by stabilizing the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system.


Sedentary lifestyles are the reason for high blood pressure. Physical activity and ability to stay active helps to reduce the risk of blood pressure. Physical activity makes the heart stronger. Exercise helps to improve the condition of the heart, by making it pump more blood efficiently.


High blood pressure is caused due to high levels of stress. It is purely a mental condition. The most effective way to handle stress is to change your mental attitude towards the problems that trouble you. To initiate change in thought patterns requires mental strength. This strength can be gained through pranayama.


Hypertension affects the internal organs like heart, lungs, liver and kidneys. Practice of asanas and pranayama helps to reduce the damage caused by hypertension. During asana practice, the movements are static; hence, it requires less blood and oxygen to assume a posture. This poses less strain, keeping the muscles relaxed. The circulation of blood is improved. When blood circulation is improved, the brain absorbs more oxygen and this helps one to be alert, enhances concentration skills and improves mood swings. When stress is reduced, the body’s immune system gets a boost that also effectively enhances cognitive abilities.

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imran32, India

I AM ON WEEKLY THRICE DIALYSIS SINCE SIX YEARS MY AGE 32. MY HBP IS ALWAYAS 200/125.AND MY HEART IS WORKING ONLY 40 PERCENT. I ALWAYS FEEL VERY SICK AND SHORT BREATH.PLEASE ADVICE ME.

RAJAN.PARMAR, India

I feel problem of having High blood pressure sometimes. Doctor suggested me to do jogging regularly I followed the same and I found the result good. I used to do YOGA from last few days but I am finding breathing problems so I have stopped yoga from last 4-5 days. I was doing "KAPALBHATI PRANAYAM", "HALASAN","DHANURASAN", "CHAKRASAN","SARVANGASAN". Do the problem occurred due to this. I read in one book that some yoga increase high blood pressure is it possible so? please guide me which yogas are not to be done in high BP.

mirzabaig, India

hi i am mirza my bp is alway at 150/100 my medications are not helping me in lowering it. The sodium level in my blood is more and the potassium level is less. What can i do to get it in control.

vivekverma, India

i am vivek 31 my bp is 140/90 pulse rate 85 what i can do for control it my email vivekaverma@yahoo.com

Sunil21, India

I'm 45 Yrs old My B.P. is 110/165 and Blood Sugar Fasting is 93mg.
Please suggest what should I do.





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