Regular walk or exercise helps in maintaining blood Pressure levels normal as physical activity strengthens the heart muscles. This helps in pumping of blood without exerting much Pressure on the arteries.
Yoga also helps to reduce Blood Pressure: Light Yoga asanas help in bringing about a balance in the autonomous nervous system, a center that controls stress. Yoga helps in regulating the blood Pressure by stabilizing the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system.
(Relaxation Pose) is excellent reducing blood Pressure
1. Lie Flat on your back
2. Close your eyes
3. Be aware of the body parts and turn your attention to them
4. Relax the body parts at will from toes to head. Relaxation has to be induced
5. Mind should be made free from all disturbing thoughts
6. When the posture is executed perfectly, it promotes peace and calmness which reduces High Blood Pressure.
Yogic breathing exercises – Nadi Shodhana Method
Practice of Nadi Shodhana helps to calm the mind of its disturbances and makes it conducive for meditation. Nadis are the carriers of prana to the different parts of the body. According to yogic science, there are 72,000 nadis in the human body. Pranayama cleanses these channels and the body is energized with the flow of prana. Steps – 1. Sit in a comfortable position and relax all the body parts. 2. Close your eyes. 3. Close your left nostril with your thumb and inhale slowly. Exhale the breath through the right nostril. This constitutes one part of the breathing. 4. Alternate the breath to the right nostril, i.e, inhale through the right nostril by closing the left nostril. Then, exhale through the left nostril.
Meditation is an excellent method for reducing high blood Pressure Meditation helps to be in touch with the inner self which gives tremendous relief to all the body system and in reducing blood Pressure. Steps – 1. Just close your eyes and focus your attention on the point between the eyebrows. 2. One can chant ‘Om’ for a few minutes until a peaceful feeling touches you. Fill the mind with faith in the divine that always protects and relaxes one’s mind. Which results in drop in Blood Pressure level.
• Keep a check on your weight, over weight/obesity can lead to high Blood Pressure
• Eats lots of fresh fruits and green vegetables
• Do not smoke
• Avoid consumption of Alcohol
Live an active life full of physical
• Do some light exercises or yoga
asanas, Yoga asanas helps to reduce
high blood pressure
• Keep emotional stability
• Use low salt
High Blood Pressure affects the
internal organs like heart, lungs,
liver and kidneys. Blood Pressure is
elevated with anxiety, hostility, anger and through excessive consumption of fat-rich diet. High blood pressure can also increase due to consumption of tea, coffee, alcohol and tobacco. It is important that natural ways are adopted to reduce the damage caused by high Blood Pressure.
Sedentary lifestyle, lack of exercise and obesity are also the reasons for high Blood Pressure. Exercise helps to improve the condition of the heart, by making it pump more blood efficiently. Take stairs instead of elevator will burn more calories and helps to reduce the high Blood Pressure. Some other methods used to reduce cure blood Pressure are walking, meditation, deep breathing and healthy foods. When stress is reduced, the body’s immune system gets a boost, that also effectively reduces high Blood Pressure. Therefore, it is very important for us to have a holistic approach through exercise, meditation, yoga and a balanced diet which will help in maintaining a healthy life and also help in maintaining blood pressure.