Treatment on High bp
Various yoga asanas are recommended for high as well as low blood pressure. Since yoga provides exercise to whole of the body in doing so regulating the overall metabolism rate of the body. The blood in the human body moves at a certain pressure so when this pressure is increased beyond the normal limit it is referred to as Blood pressure. This is resulted when the heart is contracted more rapidly.
There are several causes for blood pressure theses may be stress, anger, anxiety, mental, cognitive disorders or even due to dietary. Yoga thus helps the body and mind to be free from all the negative or tamasic thoughts providing both complete rest and calmness. This increases the metabolism of the body bringing about rest to mind. Even excessive thinking on something increases the blood pressure.
So various asanas come into play regulating the flow of blood and reducing down the fatigue and stress. These asanas even help in digestion and increased metabolism. It reduces the stress on heart thereby reducing the rate of blood flow. Similarly Pranayam and Nadi shodhana help in controlling the flow of energy in the body. Kumbhaka (breathe retention) helps to greatly rejuvenate the body. Meditation helps the mind to focus and concentrate more efficiently. And further if “Omkar or Om” is chanted along with various asanas when practiced it relaxes the mind and opens the path towards spirituality. Providing body relief from a wide variety of diseases including high and low blood pressure. Yoga Nidra (psychic sleep) further helps by shortening the span of wide variety physical problems. It should be practiced daily to show great instantaneous results for high blood pressure.
Various types of asanas that should be practiced to regulate the blood pressure and even control high blood pressure are:
- Adho Mukha Svanasana or the Downwards facing dog. Since the blood pressure increase in head during an inversion is dependent upon two factors as to how far above the head the heart is and how far the heart, the legs and the trunk are. So this lifts the heart above the head but does not elevates the legs.
- Supported Setu Bandha Sarvangasana or the Bridge pose.
- Salambha Sarvangasana or Shoulder stand.
- Sirasana or the head stand.
- Sukhasana or the Easy pose. This must be performed after the Corpse pose.
- Bidalasana or the Cat pose since it initiates the movement from your center coordinating movement and breathe.
- Ardha Matsyendrasana or the half spinal twist benefiting your kidneys, liver, as well as the adrenal glands.
- Pavanamuktasana or the wind relieving pose since it works on the digestive system and regulates it proper functioning.
- Anulom Vilom also known as breathing from the alternate nostrils. Although this is just breathing technique but it greatly benefits in regulation of blood pressure.
- Double leg raises or single leg raises are also beneficial in high blood pressure.
Along with these asanas the individual must also regulate his dietary habits since this is also one the major factor in high blood pressure. Consumption of oily, salty, fried, junk, too much sweetened food should be avoided. So to regulate or normalize blood pressure on should not only make physical efforts by practicing yoga but also regulate his dietary habits his daily chores to reduce down tension and even should meditate regularly to bring the mind the calmness and tranquility.