Is high blood pressure making your life hard? Have you tried medications of different kinds but still haven’t found the best? If you relate to these questions, then you must give this post a good read.
In this article, we are going to tell you about the wonderful yoga poses to lower high blood pressure that can help you treat high blood pressure.
1. The Bound Angle Pose:
The bound angle pose is perfect for all beginners. You can do this for two to three minutes at least twice a day in order to maximize the benefits. However, if you have a knee injury, it is best to avoid this asana.
The bound angle pose helps you find relief from symptoms of menopause and soothes discomfort felt during menstruation.
- Sit straight and put your legs straight out in front of you. Put your pelvis on top of a blanket in case your hips are tight.
- Now breathe out and bend your knees and bring your heels towards the pelvis region.
- After that, gently bring your knees towards the sides and allow the soles of your feet to press together.
- Now hold the big toe of each foot with your fingers.
- Force both the knees in the downward direction. Let the bones of your thighs hit the floor.
- You must stay in this position for the next two to three minutes.
- Come back to the first position right after this.
2. The Bridge Pose:
The bridge pose will strengthen your muscles, stretch your neck and spine, fight anxiety and depression and take care of digestive problems. This asana should be avoided by those who have neck and back injuries.
- To begin, lie down on your back.
- Bend your knees and keep them about hip distance apart.
- Your knees and ankles should be in a straight line.
- Place your arms beside your body with your palms facing downwards.
- Now inhale slowly and lift your back off the ground. Your thighs should be parallel to the ground.
- Breathe easily and continue to hold yourself in this position for the next minute or two.
- Continue doing this pose thrice.
3. The Dolphin Pose:
The Dolphin pose is a bit advanced and perfect for those who have been practising yoga for a while. It fights digestive problems, strengthens the shoulders, calves, and hamstrings. Plus, it reduces menstrual discomfort as well.
- Come down on your hands and knees. Your knees should be exactly below your hips, and the forearms should be on the ground, exactly below the wrists.
- Now press the palms directly on the ground. Your pose is ready.
- As you breathe out, take your knees away from the ground.
- Your forearms should be firmly placed on the ground, and the head must be kept between the upper arms. Don’t allow it to hang or press on the floor at all.
- If you like, you may also straighten your knees. You should look like a triangle at the end of the pose.
- Keep lengthening your tailbone and lift the top section of the sternum away from the ground.
- Hold this position for about 30 seconds to a minute.
4. Hero Pose:
The hero pose is also known as virasana. It reduces your legs from swelling up during pregnancy. Not only that, the hero pose stretches both your thighs and ankles. Such poses are best done when you have a partner along with you. Plus it comes with a variation you could try.
- Kneel on the ground first and keep your back straight. Your feet should be slightly apart.
- Breathe outwards and sit halfway. Make sure your torso is leaning outwards. Place your hands on your thighs and form a circle using your thumb and index finger.
- You should stay in this pose for a whole minute. Take a few seconds of rest and repeat.
- Try to push it up to five minutes.
Clasp both your hands and allow your arms to extend forward. Allow the palms to turn away from the torso and then raise the arms as you inhale. Your palms are to be facing the ceiling. Allow your body to stretch actively through the base of your index fingers.
5. Standing Forward Pose:
This pose helps you handle stress, headaches, fatigue and insomnia. It also opens up your hips and helps you find relief from the neck and shoulder region.
- Start off with standing straight. Keep your feet together.
- Your hands should be on your hips.
- When you breathe out, bend forward towards the hip region. Lengthen the front of your torso.
- Do not lock your knees whatsoever.
- Allow your fingertips to come in line with your toes and your palms should press on the mat.
- Allow your weight to come to the balls of your feet and keep the hips aligned.
- Every time you inhale, lengthen the torso and breathe deeply.
- Continue to hold on to this pose for the next one minute.
- You can take a break and continue this for five to ten minutes.
6. Reclining Hand To Big Toe Pose:
The hand to big toe pose is to be avoided by those who have headaches or are suffering from diarrhea. If you are suffering from high blood pressure, it’s best to raise both your head and neck upon a blanket that is folded.
- Lie down on the floor and keep your legs extended. When you breathe out, bend the left knee and bring your thigh towards the torso. Let your thigh touch the belly.
- Next you will have to loop a strap around your left foot and hold the strap in both your hands.
- Keep your hands as high as you can on the strap and press your shoulder blades very lightly on the floor.
- You can rotate your leg for a bit if you like.
- Hold for one to three minutes. Release the strap and repeat for the next 10 times.
How did you like this post? Have you tried yoga before? Do you know anyone who is suffering from high blood pressure just like you? Recommend this article to them and let us know your experiences by leaving a comment below.