Yoga asanas are a great benefit in controlling high blood pressure. By practicing these asanas, you will not only lower your numbers but also reduce the effects of hypertension on the other organs in the body. Here are three types of asanas that work to reduce your blood pressure.
Forward Bends will have the most substantial effect. These particular exercises have a calming effect on the brain by normalizing the blood circulation to your brain. This in turn helps reduce the stress from the sense orans.
With the brain, the sympathetic nervous system and the sense organs more relaxed, your cardiac output and pulse rate also slow down, stabilizing and thus lowering your blood pressure.
There are two asanas in particular, Uttanasana and Adhomukha Svanasana, which have beneficial effects on your nervous system. These positions are done with your head resting on props, allowing the blood to circulate more freely into the aortic arch and thereby lowering your pressure.
Baddhakonasana and Virasana are two poses that will help alleviate the hard breathing associated with hypertension. With the tension eliminated from your ribs and the intercostal muscles, you will be breathing easier and your blood pressure will normalize.
Supine and Inversions
Supine poses such as Supta Baddhakonasana relax the abdominal region specifically and help calm the nerves in the entire body. The calming effect of relaxing the nerves helps reduce your hypertensive tendency.
Inversions asanas such as Viparita Karanti and Halasana work to revitalize the nerves controlling your lungs and diaphragm. Svanasana and Pranayama help control the automatic nervous system by cooling the senses and the mind, allowing high blood pressure to stabilize and gradually lower.