World Hypertension Day 2020: Expert Suggests These Yoga Poses To Fight High Blood Pressure – NDTV

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World Hypertension Day 2020: Blood pressure which can be diagnosed as low or high pressure is classified as hypotension and hypertension. Worldwide there are an estimated 972 million people who suffer from the condition of blood pressure. This large number makes up about 26% of the world's population with hypertension. Work-related stress can set off the cycle of unhealthy living with improper sleep, food that does not meet your body's nutritional needs, irregular sleeping and eating hours, loss of appetite and more are some reasons behind high blood pressure. Blood pressure is an important part of how the heart and blood circulation work in the human body. It is defined medically as the pressure of your blood on the walls of your arteries as your heart pumps it around your body. High blood pressure can be effectively controlled with healthy lifestyle. Yoga can also help you fight hypertension and control the risk of diseases linked with it.

Breathing Methodology

Inhale and exhale normally while practicing this asana

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

Vajrasana can be done on a full stomach Photo Credit: iStock

Word of Advice

Practitioners suffering from knee issues should refrain from performing this asana

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Hypertension Day: Yoga can help boost overall health Photo Credit: iStock

Inhalation and exhalation should be done in a 1:1 ratio. For example, if you breathe in for 6 counts, you must take 6 counts to exhale

Duration: You may begin by practicing this breathing technique for five minutes a day and gradually increase it with time.

High blood pressure can damage your blood vessels and organs, especially the brain, heart, eyes, and kidneys. If left untreated it can cause potentially life-threatening conditions like heart attacks, strokes, renal disorder and vascular dementia.

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Early detection combined with yoga, intake of nutritious food eating, proper sleep can help in lowering your blood pressure levels. It is important to consult your medical physician before you start yoga. Yoga does not recommend specific standing poses, back bends, and inversions if you have hypertension. Therefore, make sure you practice under the guidance of a yoga teacher to make sure that the poses are safe for you. Meditation techniques such as Siddho Hum Dhyan, Ropan Dhyan and Siddho Hum Kriya will also work to reverse the condition of blood pressure.

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