Yoga can play a big role in restoring health, and bringing you numerous physical, mental and spiritual benefits. Yoga is a one size fits all solution to stress, and when combined with a sensible diet it can help in balancing out your blood pressure levels.

Yoga can have a calming restorative effect on the mind, and body. Yoga asanas, pranayama and meditation are particularly useful to control your stress levels naturally. This can help prevent lifestyle diseases such as blood pressure. Holistic practises such as yoga can drastically improve the quality of your life.

Yoga improves the functioning of your organs, strengthens your immunity, uplifts your mood and brings a plethora of additional benefits. To support a healthy lifestyle, you can adopt a healthy diet, cut down on your salt intake, and get quality sleep in order to feel refreshed and energetic each morning, says yoga expert Grand Master Akhsar.

In a fast-paced and results-driven world such as ours, success is measured not by health, but wealth. And this has become one of the biggest reasons why lifestyle disorders such as hypertension, hypotension, diabetes etc are rampant. With a severe imbalance in work-life routines, people are leading desk-bound sedentary lives.

Hypertension is caused by stress, excess alcohol consumption, excess weight and excess salt/sugar within the diet and dehydration etc. High blood pressure can lead to life-threatening conditions like heart attacks, strokes, renal disorder and vascular dementia.

Along with early detection for prevention, regular exercise through asanas, pranayama and meditation can put you on the path to holistic well-being. Ensure to consult with your medical physician before you start yoga. Follow these yogic techniques to alleviate the condition of High blood pressure.

Ensure to consult with your medical physician before you start yoga. Follow these yogic techniques to alleviate the condition of High blood pressure. Pay attention to your breath in each pose. Try to repeat 3 sets of every posture and hold each asana for up to 30 seconds.

Tadasana

Formation of the posture

  • Stand tall with your feet together
  • Keep your spine aligned and posture erect
  • Relax your shoulders
  • Interlock your fingers, inhale and come on your toes
  • Exhale and bring your heels down


Vajrasana - This is the only pose that can be done on a full stomach. In fact, it should be done right after having a meal.

Formation

  • Drop your knees down on your mat
  • Place your pelvis on your heels and point your toes outward
  • Here, your thighs should press your calf muscles
  • Keep your heels close to each other, and big toes together
  • Place your palms on your knees facing upward
  • Straighten your back and look forward


Padamasana

Formation of the posture

  • Sit in Ardha Padmasana with your right foot over your left thigh
  • Lift your left foot and place it on your right thigh facing up
  • Pull your feet closer to your hips
  • Drop your knees to the floor
  • Place your palms on your knees facing up
  • Hold the asana for a while
  • Repeat with the other leg