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Yoga For Healthy Blood Pressure

According to new study, presented May 15th at the annual scientific meeting of the American Society of Hypertension, in San Francisco, the ancient practice of yoga can fight high blood pressure, or hypertension. Led by Dr. Debbie Cohen of the University of Pennsylvania, researchers tracked 58 women and men, aged 38 to 62, for six months, and found that doing yoga two to three times a week was associated with an average drop in blood pressure readings from 133/80 to 130/77.

The blood flows through the body with certain pressure, but if the pressure is higher than the normal range then it is a disease, which is called High Blood Pressure or sometimes the blood pressure drops below the normal range, then it is called Low Blood Pressure.

During any exercise the strain on muscles increases, the requirement for blood and oxygen increases but in Yoga asanas the requirement goes down as there are no strains and every muscle is relaxed, the requirement for blood and oxygen goes down. This also reduces the strain on mind, the mind also becomes stable and focused. Also because of twists and stretched postures, the functioning of endocrine glands, digestive organs, heart and other organs improves.

High Blood Pressure

Lifestyle management, such as Yoga lifestyle, offers best help in treating and preventing Hypertension. Yoga practice unites the mind and body activities, it also offers stress management techniques which proved essential in managing Hypertension.



Ardha Matsyendrasana


Pranayama is control of breath, breathing & blood circulation system, heart have close relation between them. In Pranayama the breathing is controlled and the rate is reduced, which reduces the strain on heart and also the rate. This increases the stability of mind and mental activities are also controlled.

In various Pranayama techniques Ujjayi Pranayama balances the Pranic flow of energy in the body. Ujjayi also affects carotid sinus, which help reduce BP. Nadishodhan Pranayama controls the Pranic flow. But people suffering from BP should not practice Kumbhaka (retention of breath) but only inhalation and exhalation.


Meditation is study of concentration. Especially for High BP patients, Omkar chanting for 15 minutes everyday shows miraculous results.

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