How To Lower Blood Pressure

One third have deadly blood pressure, but few know it

One out of three adult Australians have high blood pressure. Around the world, its directly linked to more than 8.5 million deaths each year. Check out the best yoga for blood pressure. You’ll also find out which yoga is best for high blood pressure. In addition, you’ll see the best yoga poses for high blood pressure.

High blood pressure is the largest contributor to coronary heart disease.

For people with high blood pressure, there are often no symptoms or signs – they can have high blood pressure yet feel well.

Nearly three quarters of those who had measured their high blood pressure, did not realise it.

Women have almost as much high blood pressure problems as men. It’s not just a male problem.

How to lower blood pressure with yoga

Among other things, the version of a supported bridge pose in the picture reduces blood pressure and stress.

Like most yoga poses, it does it by targeting internal features of your body.

best yoga for high blood pressure

This supported Bridge is regularly done in Iyengar yoga. Among other things, the regular use of this type of restorative yoga pose is why it’s the best yoga for blood pressure. In other poses we mention below, see more pictures and descriptions of the best yoga poses for high blood pressure. The rest of this post explains more about how they work. 

In this case, it targets the so-called baro-receptors situated in your neck.

The supported bridge pose, as in the picture, is one of several poses that help to reduce blood pressure.

These poses work because they involve the movement of the chin toward the chest.

In the process, the impact the “valves” in our body called baroreceptors. They are in the arteries on either side of the neck.

The word “baro” means pressure. The baroreceptors are arterial sites which are sensitive to changes in blood pressure in the neck. Their function is to keep pressure from getting too high as blood enters the brain so that virtually the same amount of blood (and therefore oxygen) is maintained in the brain at all times.

The neck position in these types of yoga poses stimulates the baroreceptors which therefore register too much blood pressure in the neck arteries.

The nervous system responds to this information by lowering systemic blood pressure.

What this means in practical terms is that the poses in effect “fool” the baroreceptors into “thinking” that the blood pressure is too high, and this causes your body to reduce blood pressure.

It is another good example of how particular yoga poses work on your internal body to give you healthier outcomes.

At the same time, yoga gets you more fit, flexible, and de-stressed.

In the supported bridge pose, such as in the picture, we use props like the block so we can stay a long time. Bolsters, folded blankets or firm pillows will also do the same job as blocks.

Whether or not there is a family history of hypertension, it is also a good idea for everyone over 35 to have their blood pressure checked occasionally by a health professional.

Best poses for blood pressure and stress

The yoga poses which are the most effective are any variation of the supported bridge (setubandha Sarvangasana), shoulderstand (Salamba Sarvangasana), feet-up-the-wall pose (Viparita Karani).

On the Flametree blog, there are picture of these and other poses for blood pressure and stress. They also have many other benefits, such as improving sleep.

These are all easy poses, that feel great each time to you do them. They are easy to build into your day, or into your regular yoga practice.

Flametree Yoga Studio

Flametree beginner classes are LIVE online, at the local time of Darwin, Australia (+9.30GMT).

The classes are all standard, introductory hatha yoga poses.

The online format allows you to get a wide range of classes than are often available locally.

There’s also many options, including Gentle Yoga, Yoga for Back (& Neck & Shoulders), and Restorative Yoga For Heart Health.

The restorative yoga poses are especially useful for blood pressure, and reducing stress.

At the non-beginner level, there’s extra options like Yoga For Immune System, Fifty Plus Yoga, and more advanced levels.

If you’ve already done some yoga, you can also get ten FREE breath meditation (pranayama) classes.

In addition, you get top Iyengar yoga opportunities. This high quality yoga is otherwise very hard to find.

If you like, check out what other Flametree students have said about Flametree’s online classes.

If you’re looking for a yoga school, then please consider online yoga at Flametree.

Yoga school options for anywhere

The online Flame Tree beginners yoga can be started at any time.

There’s also a two week free trial. You need a credit or debit card, but unless you continue after the trial, you pay zero.

Follow the relevant links to learn more about the most popular of Flametree’s beginners yoga deals.

Beginners can just pay week to week, or there is also a beginner course, in-studio or online.

Some students also start with a private class or two, and then move onto regular online or in-studio classes.

Flametree’s many online options will give you the best yoga classes, wherever you are. Try the 2 week trial to check it out for yourself.

Best beginner yoga in the studio or online, with 2 weeks free

Non beginner deals: from 30 days for $14.95 (AUD), for online, unlimited class 

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