Do you know Yoga Poses can help fight low blood pressure or Hypertension? Yes, try these Yoga Asanas sequences for treating Hypertension, and blood pressure patients can witness the benefits of Yoga.
Low blood pressure can be caused due to low blood volume, anemia, nutritional deficiency, heart problems, and hormonal changes, and the symptoms include headaches, chest pain, seizures and prolonged diarrhea. Along with your certain precautions and making some lifestyle alterations, practicing Yoga improves blood flow in the body and brings blood pressure levels back to normal.
If you’re new to Yoga, start with the effective yoga poses to help you relax yet energetic.
1. Uttanasana (spine streching pose)
Uttanasan aids in stretching your spine and massaging the abdominal organs.
- Begin the stretch with Mountain Pose with feet parallel, and place your hands on your hips.
- Relax your knees as you exhale, and slowly bend them forward from your hips. Try balancing your body by moving your tailbone and hips back slowly as you lean the body forward.
- Soften your knees so that your sit bones point up to the ceiling and your hip points roll forward to the upper thighs.
- Place your hands on floor beside your feet or you can hold onto your elbows. Make sure that your feet are parallel. Let your chest bone to float down to the top of your feet and increase the space between your pubis and the chest bone. Allow the fold to extend from your hip joint and not from rounding of your lower back.
- Now, slowly extend your knees more and push the sit bones up to the ceiling. Root into the heels as you slowly move the top of the thighs inwards.
- Allow your head hang down so that it touches down to the floor and your gaze is between the legs. Hold for few breaths.
- Contract your abdominal and core muscles while you exit the pose. Take a slight bend in the knees and place the hands on the hips. Inhale to see a flat back and exhale all the way up to stand.
2. Fish Pose or Matsyasana
Low blood pressure may be reason for underlying problem such as dehydration at times, and Fish Pose will benefit your body in several ways and relax you in long run.
- Lie down on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor.
- Keep your hands straight and pointed on either side.
- With your head touching the ground, raise your hips one side at a time, while doing so, keep your hands under each hip.
- On an exhale, bend your elbows and push your upper body off the floor, while keeping your lower body stationary on ground.
- Hold the Asana for five counts and inhale as you rest your back on the floor.
3. Ustrasana or Camel pose
Stretches such as ustrasana or backbends will improve your blood flow to your brain, besides calming your nervous system and strengthening your spine
- Start off by kneeling your yoga mat and pressing your shin to floor, flat on mat.
- Keep your hands on either side of your pelvis, with fingers pointing downwards.
- Ensuring your palms are resting on top of hip bone, slowly move your tailbone downwards and forward. Keep your upper body straight all the while.
- On an inhale, move your head back with your chin pointing upwards.
- Now lean back slowly, making an inward arch in your back. Keep your palms on the soles of your feet for the support.
- Hold the stretch for few seconds, before getting back to the start position on an exhale.
*Results may vary from person to person and results are not guaranteed