STRESS STRESS AND MORE STRESS- Could be a perfect sum-up of our lives! Blame it on that crooked boss, annoying work-mates or traffic jams, but there isn’t any escape from stress in our day-to-day life. But what do you do when you are afflicted by so many worries, just grab your yoga mats and get started!
Yoga for Hypertension
According to the medical terminology, hypertension is a term that describes high blood pressure. Stress is said to be a leading cause for hypertension. High blood pressure, also known as the ‘silent killer’ could be an open invitation to heart attacks, strokes and may prove to be lethal. One thing that you have to do is to undergo regular check-up. But of course, the next step should be to control it effectively.
Gone are the days when hypertension only affected the elderly people. Today, children as young as 17 years of age are suffering from this ailment. So what to do? Take medications, yes. But how about trying some natural ways to help you manage it too? Studies across the world suggest that yoga can help cure hypertension. Here are 3 such poses for your perusal:
- Adho Mukha Svanasana: Downward-facing dog pose or Adho Mukha Svanasana is one of the most beneficial yoga asana. When you practice this form of yoga, it helps you to balance your limbs and torso, while providing for ample relaxation in the neck and back region. It is also great to relieve you of strain in the spine, knee, heels as well as your head region. This pose is said to be your one-stop solution for stress relief.
Here’s how you do it : Downward facing dog pose (Adho mukha svanasana)
- Savasana: Improper or inadequate blood circulation could pose a lot of threat to your body- one of them is a high blood pressure. Savasana or corpse pose helps you in a great way. It helps in relieving stress, fatigue and stimulates good circulation. Practicing this asana, can help you to sleep better too!
Relieves stress, depression, and fatigue. It helps the body relax and prepare for sound sleep. It also stimulates blood circulation.
Here’s how you do it: Savasana (Corpse Pose)
- Balasana: Balasana or child’s pose is a great way to flush out toxins from your body. Hypertension or high blood pressure results in anger or anxiety. That’s why this pose could be an ultimate killer! It helps in de-cluttering your mind and reducing anxiety. It is also a great pose to flush out stress from your body.
Here’s how you do it: Balasana (Child’s pose)