Friday, 14 March 2014


Health is a great gift for a human being. It is said that health is wealth. We should strive to develop all round physical, mental and also for spiritual health. Improper functioning of the physical or mental bodies causes in serious disturbance on the well being of a person, which would require medical attention.

Blood Pressure

Blood Pressure is one among the common and serious diseases that affect the human body. In medical term for blood pressure is hypertension. Blood pressure is symbolized by abnormal pressure levels in the arteries. The blood pressure in a healthy, normal person is 90/60mmhg. When the pressure is lower than the normal, it frustrates with the well being of a person. When the pressure increases, it causes damage of the heart and it proves fatal.

Main Causes of High Blood Pressure / Hypertension:

Hypertension is usually caused due to excess stress, strain, and emotional imbalances. In some cases, arterial problems, improper kidney function and malfunctioning of the endocrine gland cause hypertension.

Symptoms of High Blood Pressure / Hypertension:

The common symptoms of the disease are dizziness, sound in the ears, headaches and dull vision.

Benefits of yoga

  • Sleep pattern will be improved.
  • Yoga is helpful in weight reduction.
  • Yoga increases energy levels increase
  • Immunity can be increased by Yoga
  • Pulse rate will be normal
  • Blood pressure will calm down and will be normal.

How Yoga Helps

For the prevention of this disease, Yogic practices should be practiced into our daily routine. Yoga is helpful in combats stress and saturates the mind with calmness. The Yoga help in bringing balance in the autonomous nervous system, a center which is able to control stress.Yoga is very much helpful in regulating the blood pressure by just balancing the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system.

Inactive lifestyles are the reason for high blood pressure. Physical activity and ability to stay active is helpful in reducing the risk of blood pressure. Physical activity makes the heart stronger. Yoga practice helps to improve the condition of the heart, by making it pump more blood in an efficient manner.

High blood pressure is also caused due to stress. It is purely a mental because of condition. The best way to handle stress is to change your mental condition towards the problems which troubles you. To initiate change in thought patterns requires mental strength. This strength can be gained through Yoga pranayama.

Hypertension mostly has an affect on the internal organs like heart, lungs, liver and kidneys. Practice of Yoga and pranayama is very much helpful in reducing the damage caused by hypertension. During This Yoga asana practice, the movements are static and hence, it requires less blood and oxygen to assume a posture. This poses have less strain, keep the muscles relaxed. The circulation of blood will be improved. Yoga helps in oxygenating the blood, enabling fresh nutrients to all the vessels and capillaries in the blood. When blood circulation improves, the brain absorbs more oxygen and this helps to be alert, and develops concentration skills. When stress is reduced, the body's immune system gets a boosted that also effectively develops cognitive abilities. by Javeed Pasha


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