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Yoga to reduce High Blood Pressure

Yoga is the oldest form of ailment which “munis” and “rishis” used to follow out. Yoga to reduce High Blood Pressure is a fact. Yoga helps to control our autonomous nervous system which keeps our body stress free and relaxed. The autonomic nervous system has two subsystems- sympathetic and parasympathetic. Sympathetic nervous system controls immediate action and reactions such as physical and emotional stress and parasympathetic nervous system controls the action which does not need immediate reaction like digestion and body waste elimination.

Yoga to reduce High Blood Pressure

High Blood pressure is one of the common problems which many people face. High Blood pressure is the physical condition where pressure of blood pushing against the wall of arteries is persistently high and if the pressure remains high for a longer period of time it hardens the arteries. High Blood pressure causes various severe health issues like heart failure, stroke and kidney failure.

High blood pressure is mostly caused because of hypertension, stress, weight gain and irregular food habits. Yoga is useful is releasing the stress of your mind and soul. It is also effective in releasing body weight. Yoga helps you muscle to remain soft buy the stretches it provides. Yoga is just a practice. One needs to follow it regularly for a longer period of time to get the benefits.

There are various Yoga poses and practices to reduce high blood pressure,which are mentioned below:


Shavasana is lying straight on your back just like a corpse. One needs to concentrate properly while doing this yoga. Keep your eyes close and take deep breadth while performing this yoga. One can do this for 3-5 minutes continuously.

Benefits of Shavasana

  • It releases stress, fatigue.
  • It releases depression
  • It relaxes your mind and keeps your mind healthy.
  • It also stimulates the blood circulation


Balasana is also known as child pose. Balasana relaxes your body muscles and increases your blood circulation. The process of this asana goes in this way

  • Sit on the knees with buttock touching the heels.
  • Put your hand on thighs and exhale slowly bringing your chest between the knees and stretching your hand forward.
  • Wait for 2 minutes and return inhaling slowly back to your previous position.
  • Repeat this for five to ten times.

Benefits of Balasana

  • It regulates the blood circulation
  • Relieves stress and fatigue
  • Essential and effective for muscle strengthening and back pain


Vajrasana is the “diamond pose” asana which regulates the muscle strength. It can be performed after lunch or dinner. It strengthens your muscles. To follow out this asana one need to sit straight on his knees and palms on thighs and gentle inhale and exhale with deep concentration. This asana can be followed out for 2- 5 minutes.

Benefits of Vajrasana

  • It stabilizes the mind
  • It improves the blood circulation
  • It strengthens the body muscles and improves other physical disorders


Paschimottanasana is forward bend pose. This asana helps to stretch out your whole body from head to back towards forward direction. It is a body relaxing exercise. The process to follow out of this asana would be stretching out of the whole body and head towards front.

  • Sit down and stretch out your legs front.
  • Hold your foot with your palms.
  • Now try to bend towards front keeping your elbows touching your foot.
  • Hold this pose for few seconds and come back to previous position.

Benefits of Paschimottanasana

  • It removes stress and anxiety.
  • It helps in relieving anger and irritability.
  • It relaxes your body muscles
  • It regulates your body pressure.


Marjariasana is the cat pose asana. It regulates the blood circulation. One needs to hold the position that of a cat, arms need to be in perpendicular position. Try to put your head high and take regular breathing. Follow this exercise for 6-7 times a day.

Benefits of Marjariasana

  • It regulates the blood circulation.
  • It relaxes the mind.

If one follows any physical issue while performing yoga it is advisable to consult a doctor immediately.

Yoga has huge benefits on blood circulation. Yoga helps in releasing body and mind.  It is a systematic practice. It keeps body and mind healthier.

About Indrani Banerjee

Indrani Banerjee
Indrani is born and brought up in West Bengal-the state which is enriched with culture. Her educational qualification consists of Masters in English and Masters in Human Resource. She loves to deal with people and keeps desire to do something remarkable as she believes that there are only two resources on the earth-one is environment and another is human that’s why career wise she works as an HR Generalist. Reading and writing on varied articles is one of her desired extra curriculum activity. She loves to talk, spend quality time with friends and family. She is quiet travel freak. Among her hobbies cooking will take a very important place. She loves to do embroidery and paintings. Rather than that she is from a cultural background so dancing and painting is also added in her extra curriculum activities. For her family is most important and she lives for them .And she also believes whatever she is today because of them. She believes in God. She always believes that:”Learn from yesterday, live for today and hope for tomorrow”.

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