Yoga for Blood Pressure

According to World Health Organisation (WHO), 1.28 billion adults aged 30-79  years have disease of hypertension or blood-pressure and the most important thing is 46% people are unaware that they have hypertension issue and they are suffering from them. Blood pressure is the force exerted by circulating blood against the arteries walls of the body the major blood vessels in the body and it is a term that is used to figure out the pressure our arterial walls. Hypertension or blood pressure should not be ignored and it is a condition that shows no symptoms, but can certainly put you at risk of heart disease while the patients are at a higher risk of heart stroke. That’s why we should keep checking our blood-pressure regularly.

The cause of high blood pressure is excessive salt, tobacco and alcohol consumption, eating less fruits and vegetables, being overweight and don’t do physical activity.

Things that can increase your risk of getting high blood pressure

• Being overweight.
• Eat too much salt and do not eat enough fruit and vegetables.
• Do not do enough exercise.
• Drinking too much caffeine-based things like- coffee or alcohol.
• Do not get much sleep or have disturbed sleep.

If you have high blood pressure, it is important to bring it under control. Additional to working with a diet such as reducing salt intake, you must make some lifestyle changes. Here is the natural way to reduce high level of blood-pressure is Yoga. We can practice those yogasana which reduce high blood-pressure like-: Paschimottanasana, Shavasana, Vajrasana. It can help to reduce hypertension induced by stress. Yoga poses involve breathing in a certain pattern which can control blood pressure as well as relieve stress. It will also enhance the functioning of your heart. Yoga leaves a positive impact on our mind and body. It is an effective way to low our blood pressure levels, we should involve all those yoga postures which help us to relieve in high blood-pressure.

Blood Pressure

Supta Baddha Konasana

Supta Baddha Konasana is one of the restorative yoga poses meant for sleeping and body correction.

Setubandha Sarvangasana

Setubandha Sarvangasana is one of the basic backbend poses that prepares one for advanced backbend versions.

Viparita Karani

Viparita Karani (Legs Up the Wall Pose) is a Sanskrit term that refers to the ‘action of inverting’. Thus it is more of a general action rather than an asana and hence the name does not end with ‘asana’.


Savasana, or shavasana is the Sanskrit name for an important restorative asana.