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5 Effective Yoga Exercises For Low Blood Pressure

Low Blood Pressure

Do you often feel extremely tired or dizzy? Chances are that you may be suffering from low blood pressure. A reading of 120/80 is considered to be the normal level for blood pressure. If the reading goes to 90/60 or below, it means you have low blood pressure. This condition can lead to severe exhaustion, headaches and fainting. The causes may vary from pregnancy, stress, nutritional deficiencies, hormonal imbalance, endocrine problems etc. Extremely low blood pressure disrupts oxygen supply to the brain which can be life threatening. Yoga exercises calm the autonomous nervous system, the area of your brain that controls stress. It also stabilizes the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems causing regulation of low blood pressure. Follow these yoga poses to get relief from low blood pressure symptoms.

Top 5 Yoga Poses For Low Blood Pressure

Sasangasana

SasangasanaThis pose balances hormones in your blood and increases blood circulation to your brain, thereby normalizing blood pressure.Assume a kneeling position on a yoga mat as in Vajrasana. Hold your heels with your hands such that your fingers are on the inner side and thumbs outside. Slowly bend forward. Keep your head close to your knees and touch your forehead on the ground. Now raise your hips. Make sure you put weight on your knees and not on your head. Breathe in and out normally all the while. Remain in this position for 10 seconds before returning to normal position.

Viparita Karani

Viparita Karani

This yogasana stimulates blood circulation in your upper body and head, thereby regulating low blood pressure. It is good for strengthening your back and neck muscles.For this, lie on your back on a yoga mat keeping your legs outstretched before you. Place your hands by your legs, palms facing downwards. Now rest your elbows on the mat and with their support, raise your legs vertically upwards. Then lift your hips above the ground such that your chest is close to your chin. Remain in this pose for five seconds. Breathe in and out normally throughout the pose. Once done, return to starting position and relax.

Ardha Kurmasana

Ardha Kurmasana

This yogasana is a great stress buster. It relaxes your mind and body, keeping your blood pressure normal.For this, assume a kneeling position with palms on your knees. Slowly raise your hands and join your palms above your head. Now bend forward with your hands, resting your hips on your ankles. Rest your forehead on the floor with arms stretched out before you, palms touching the ground. Remain in this position for ten seconds. Breathe normally all the while. Then return to the starting position.

Matsyasana

Matsyasana

This exercise helps in stretching your back and neck muscles, which in turn increases blood circulation and controls blood pressure. It also stimulates deep breathing, increasing your lung capacity and relieving stress.For this, sit cross legged in padmasana on a yoga mat. Now slowly move your body backwards till your back touches the floor. Place your hands sideways on the floor, palms facing downwards. Inhale deeply and exhale. With the help of your palms, lift your head and chest above the ground. Now touch the ground with your head by bending your neck backwards. Your upper body will now form an arch. Balancing the weight of your body on your head, use your hands to hold your toes with index fingers. Let your elbow touch the ground. Hold this position for a few seconds with simultaneous deep breathing. Finally release your hands. Then bring your head to the floor with your hands. Release your legs and allow your body to relax completely.

Shavasana

This pose enables total relaxation of the mind and body. It ensures sound sleep at night. Symptoms of low blood pressure subside on regular practice of this yogasana.

Shavasana

For this, lie on your back on a yoga mat. Keep your arms by your side, palms facing downwards. Inhale deeply. Tighten your muscles one by one beginning from the lower part of your body. Exhale and release the tightened muscles one by one slowly. Repeat this ten times.Note that all the above exercises other than shavasana must be practised after taking expert advice in case you are pregnant.





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