5 Simple Yoga Poses to Lower High Blood Pressure

Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to life-threatening conditions such as heart attacks and strokes. Additionally, kidney disorders and impaired blood circulation can also occur if it is not addressed.

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Utilize a comprehensive approach of yoga to take care of your overall health, both physically and mentally.

Practice the following yoga asanas to prevent high blood pressure. You can hold each pose for 30 seconds and repeat for 3 sets:

1. Sukhasana (Easy Pose)

How to do it: Sit down and use cushions, pillows, and other furniture for support. Extend both legs in front of you, then gently cross your right and left ankle at the shins. Slowly close your eyes while maintaining a straight back. You can place your palms facing up on your knees.

2. Dandasana (Staff Pose)

How to do it: Sit down and straighten your legs in front of you. Engage the muscles of your pelvic region, thighs, and calves while maintaining a straight back and connected legs. Place your palms flat on the ground near your hips. This can help you maintain an upright posture, relax your shoulders, gaze forward, and hold for up to 1 minute.

3. Vajrasana (Thunderbolt Pose)

How to do it: Kneel down, place your palms on your knees, keep your toes slightly apart, and sit on your heels. Keep your back straight and gaze forward.

4. Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Bend)

How to do it: Sit with both legs extended straight in front of you. Exhale, bend forward, and try to bring your upper body closer to your lower body. See if you can hold your big toe with your fingers.

5. Vrikshasana (Tree Pose)

How to do it: Stand straight. Place one foot against the inner thigh of the opposite leg, above or below the knee. Bring your hands to prayer position in front of your chest and hold for 5 to 8 breaths.

In addition to the 5 poses above, breath meditation is a highly recommended form of meditation. The body’s self-healing ability is influenced by the frequency of your focused breathing meditation. You may feel happier, calmer in the mind, and experience quicker recovery with meditation.