HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
LASTING RELIEF FROM HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE.LONG-TERM RELIEF FROM HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE THROUGH A COMBINATION OF MINDFULNESS, BREATHING TECHNIQUES & A TAILORED ONE-ON-ONE YOGA ROUTINE.
What is it?
Generally speaking, blood pressure readings that are consistently 140 over 90, or higher, over a number of weeks qualify as “high blood pressure”. High blood pressure, or “hypertension” puts extra strain on your heart and blood vessels. Overtime, this extra strain increases dramatically increases risk of a heart attack or stroke, which constitute the major causes of death in Australia. High blood pressure can also cause heart and kidney disease, and is closely linked to some forms of dementia. The danger of hypertension is that it often presents without symptoms, and in some cases, the first sign of high blood pressure is a stroke that leaves the victim permanently disabled. Although several conditions can cause secondary high blood pressure, such as kidney disease, type 2 diabetes and hormone abnormalities, often a high-stress lifestyle leads to “essential” hypertension, where there is no disease-specific cause.
How we can help
Yoga, when performed consciously, can reduce this type of stress-induced hypertension, while addressing its underlying cause. It pacifies the sympathetic nervous system and slows down the heart, while teaching the muscles and mind to release and relax deeply. Studies have indicated that pranayama breathing exercises can also be extremely beneficial in reducing high blood pressure. Research has demonstrated that conscious breathing, such as that done in horizontal 3-stage-yogic breath quickly lowers blood pressure. While a general yoga practice has a pacifying effect and can bring the nervous system into balance, some asanas work better than others for actually lowering blood pressure. And in some cases, simple modifications to postures make others more beneficial for high blood pressure. This is why learning personalised yoga asanas, tailored to suit your body and its specific needs is crucial.
Note: External Ayurvedic medical advice and treatment by a certified Ayurveda practitioner is highly recommended for individuals with High Blood Pressure to provide crucial dietary, lifestyle, herbal and detoxification assistance.