Hypertension – also known as high blood pressure. Blood vessels act as carriers of blood from the heart to other parts of the body. High blood pressure caused due to the force of blood pushing against the walls of vessels. High blood pressure can lead to heart attacks, strokes and death. High blood pressure is called a silent killer because it shows no symptoms. According to a report published in Nature journal, ‘Hypertension is directly responsible for 57% of all stroke deaths and 24% of all coronary heart disease deaths in India.’
Reduce hypertension with these yoga asanas
Yoga can help to control hypertension. The asanas listed below can help to reduce the danger from it.
It can be done even after lunch or dinner. It improves digestion and blood circulation.
It stretches the front upper of body. It helps in toning of the arms and shoulders muscles.
It strengthens the back and abdominal muscles and tones abdominal muscles.
This asana is effective for expanding the chest and improving blood circulation. It also reduces fatigue and stress.
It relieves stress and helps body relax. It is also instrumental in reducing depression and fatigue.
While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Shwetabhari Chavan said, “Yoga helps people who are suffering from hypertension. A daily yoga regimen helps to control high blood pressure. It also helps to regulate the blood flow.”