Yoga for Blood Pressure

With systematic practice of yoga, the body is less prone to diseases and effects of day-to-day stress. Overall the body feels healthier, more energetic. Everyone benefits from yoga - if they undergo proper training, and continue with the practice. Regular practice of yoga benefits the body in the following ways:

  • It improves digestion, circulation, and immunity
  • Yoga enhances function of neurological and endocrine organs
  • It prevents and provides relief from chronic illnesses, such as
  • High blood pressure
  • Chronic pain syndromes
  • Anxiety and panic disorders
  • Depression
  • Sleep disorders
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome

Art Of Living Yoga attends to every aspect of an asana from start to finish, as well as the breath-work. The following Asanas and pranayamas are effective for reducing blood pressure. They should be learned with proper guidance, before putting it into practice.

  • Sukhasan
  • Full Yogic breathing
  • Bhramari
  • Janusirsasan
  • Paschimotanasan
  • Purvatanuasana
  • Savasan
  • Ardh-halasan
  • Setubandhasana
  • Variation on pawanmuktasana (circular movements with knees don't lift head up)
  • Lie down on the stomach
  • Makarasan with bhramri
  • Child pose
  • Vajrasan
  • Suptvajrasan
  • Stretch the legs and come into savasan
  • Yognidra

Description of some of the Asanas