• Tell you how yoga can lower high blood pressure
• Share a yoga sequence at the end of the post, which is designed to calm your mind, reduce stress, and therefore decrease your blood pressure.
What is blood pressure and why high blood pressure is bad for health?
To put this simple, blood pressure is the pressure of the flow of blood in your veins. And high blood pressure is more of a load to the heart than normal blood pressure because the heart needs to do more work then. If blood pressure continues to be high for a long time, it will damage the arteries.
Lifestyle and high blood pressure
High blood pressure is caused by lifestyle, such as lack of exercise, obesity, and stress. So, exercising and losing weight are the first steps to take when starting to lower/normalize the blood pressure. The situation with stress is different since we simply cannot avoid stress altogether. However, we can do something about the length of the stress.
Worries and sorrows negatively affect health, and there are often factors of stress as well. On top of that, a busy life and mind are giving their shares on blood pressure.
According to studies, yoga reduces high blood pressure, although it is not precisely known how. But if I will go back a little and recap. Exercising and reducing stress were two things that can positively affect high blood pressure, so it is not that mystical after all how or why yoga is lowering blood pressure. If you are not quite sure if yoga is suitable for you in lowering your blood pressure, please do consult with your doctor first.
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In the video, at the end of this post, we practice yoga asanas that positively affect high blood pressure. You can take pillow, blanket, yoga block, or bolster to support you in a couple of the poses that were are doing. Did you know that with a couple of deep breaths, you can calm your body? Therefore you can prepare yourself into this practice by taking a few deep breaths, inhale through your nose and exhale through your nose.
Here you are, a little bit background on how yoga can lower high blood pressure. Now you can take your yoga mat, and we can start the practice.