One of today’s leading health problems is hypertension. It is also widely known as high blood pressure.
While there are medications or drugs for high blood pressure, the majority of it comes with side effects.
Fortunately, there are natural ways to control and maintain blood pressure. One of these is through regular yoga practice.
Yoga has been practiced for thousands of years in the East, and modern medicine starts to recognize and embrace its many health benefits. Among the known health benefits of yoga includes;
- Better sex
- Brain health
- Prostate health
- Beneficial in relieving stress
- Helps men overcome premature ejaculation
- Better and stronger erections
- Counter the unhealthy effect of long hours of sitting for people working on a desk as their day jobs.
- And, among many others, including its benefits on lowering blood pressure.
Yoga Poses For Lowering Blood Pressure
As mentioned, modern medicine is starting to recognize and embrace the health benefits of regular yoga practice. One of these health benefits is lowering high blood pressure.
A systematic and meta-analysis in 2013 says yoga is an effective intervention for lowering blood pressure1. Later, in 2016, Medical News Today published an article about a study that found the benefit of yoga on pre-hypertensive patients.
And, of course, a recent study reported by Reuters about yoga supporting previous findings on its beneficial impact on hypertension.
Our results indicate that yoga is a viable antihypertensive lifestyle therapy that produces the greatest BP benefits when breathing techniques and meditation/mental relaxation are included.DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mayocp.2018.09.023
With all these studies, you might be asking now which yoga poses you should do in order to start reaping the benefits.
While there are many yoga poses that can particularly improve and achieve in maintaining healthy blood pressure level, we will be covering 5 of them.
Hopefully, these 5 poses can be a good starting point to trigger your motivation and interest in practicing yoga on a regular basis.
1. Uttanasana (Standing Forward Bend Pose)
2. Trikonasana (Triangle Pose)
3. Ustrasana (Camel Pose)
4. Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)
5. Upavistha Konasana (Wide-Angle Seated Pose)
Now that you have an idea on which yoga poses you should start practicing, it’s time to take action on it.
At the start, it might be difficult to maintain the motivation to do it. However, with conscious effort, it can easily become a part of your daily routine.
Of course, you should make your yoga practice a part of healthy lifestyle practices. Don’t just rely on it solely for your achieving an ideal blood pressure level.
You might be asking if you should be doing all these at once. Well, if you can, do it. However, if you are an absolute beginner, practicing one pose at a time is a good idea.
Don’t rush. Instead, take time and don’t be jealous of others who can do the poses perfectly. Remember, you’re just beginning and with regular practice, soon you will be able to perfect these poses.