Yoga poses to control your high blood pressure

21 June, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Hypertension is a common medical condition across the globe. Workload and stress are the major culprits of high blood pressure. If not controlled in time, it can lead to heart stroke and turn fatal. Most of the people keep on popping pills to keep their blood pressure in control, but you can also manage hypertension by practicing some yoga poses.

Here are yoga poses you can perform to control your blood pressure:

Sukhasana or Easy Pose

This is one of the easiest yoga poses. Sit cross-legged on the ground with your knees wide apart. Keep your spine straight. Now slowly breathe in and out. Sit in this position for as long as you can.

Bound Angle Pose or Baddha Konasana

How to do it: Sit down comfortably on the ground and bring the soles of your legs together. Bring your heels close to your pelvis by gently holding the toes with your hands. Take a deep breath and sit up tall on your sitting bones. When you exhale, press your knees on the ground. With your spine straight, gently bend forward. Go down as far as possible without letting your spine curve. Stay in this position for 3 to 5 seconds and continue breathing.

Bridge Pose or Setu Bandha Sarvangasana

How to do it: Lie down on your back with your knees bent, with your feet hip-width apart and flat on the ground. Your arms should be resting on the sides of your body with the palms facing downwards. Press the feet into the floor, take a deep breathe in and gently lift your hips up rolling the spine off the floor. Press your arms and shoulders to lift your chest. Try to engage your legs, buttocks to lift your hips higher. Hold this position for 4-8 breaths.

Legs-Up-the-Wall or Viparita Karani

How to do it: Lie down on your back, close to the wall sideways. Rest your legs and feet on the wall with your head on the ground. Try to maintain a 90-degree angle and make sure your shoulders and hips are in line. Keep your hands relaxed by your side. Relax and practice deep breathing to calm your mind. After 5-10 minutes, fold your legs to your chest and roll to the side.              —Times of India