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November 15, 2019

How to lower blood pressure naturally with Yoga and Ayurveda Treatments?

Have you ever come across or diagnosed with high blood pressure or hypertension? In most cases, about 30% of people do not know that they’re suffering from high blood pressure. The symptoms vary from one individual to another. One common thing that all people usually do is to immediately consult a doctor nearby or go to a multi-specialty hospital. But, do you know one thing; Ayurveda and Yoga can help you in lowering your blood pressure naturally and quickly.

Reasons for High Blood Pressure

The reasons or causes for hypertension or high blood pressure are still under research. However, doctors claim some of the leading reasons for hypertension are below:

Genetic factors

If your parents or someone in the family have hypertension, then there is a likelihood that you too can develop the issue. But Ayurveda and regular Yoga practices can help you to mitigate the issue.

Obesity

People who are fat are more likely to develop high blood pressure than people who are thin. Regular Yoga exercises can help reduce fat and maintain a healthy weight.

Excessive Salt Intake

Using food high in salt content is another reason to develop high blood pressure. Following a healthy eating habit and keeping up with an Ayurveda diet will benefit you to lower blood pressure.

Alcohol Consumption

Alcohol is another reason to develop high blood pressure. Getting rid of this habit is the only solution. Yoga can help you to control your mind and the habit respectively.

5. Smoking, Stress, Bad Eating Habits, Hormonal Problems, Sedentary Lifestyle are other causes leading to high blood pressure. Ayurveda and Yoga play a vital role in getting rid of these root causes or help you control the habits.

Symptoms of High Blood Pressure

Some may not realize the symptoms of hypertension due to general negligence to most common symptoms such as headaches. Extremely elevated blood pressure can cause some of the following symptoms:

  1. Head Ache-Mild to severe
  2. Nausea
  3. Blurred Vision
  4. Pain in Chest
  5. Fatigue
  6. Faintness and confusion
  7. Breathing Problems
  8. Palpitation

Complications of High Blood Pressure

Hypertension or high blood pressure can cause various diseases and sometimes worsen them. It can put you in a complicated situation as in the following:

  • Heart Attacks or Myocardial Infarction
  • Chronic Renal Failure
  • Brain Stroke
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease
  • Enlarged Left Heart

Managing blood pressure with Ayurveda Treatments

According to Ayurveda, the best way to manage high blood pressure is to have control over dietary habits and excessive salt intake. Based on each individual’s Vata effect, an expert Ayurveda Therapist or doctor will suggest a diet replacement therapy whereby the patient will need to switch to a vegetarian diet with an emphasis on low salt intake.

Besides, the patient will be given instructions to take some breathing exercises (also known as Pranayama) along with Yoga and Meditation. While some ayurvedic herbs and medicines will also be prescribed to you to put pressure under control. 

Shirodhara administered on a patient

Ayurveda in Kerala also recommends Shirodhara (a gentle pouring of oil over the forehead) for some period along with some Ayurvedic relaxation techniques and Ayurveda massages to help keep blood pressure and anxiety under control.

Yoga Way of Keeping Blood Pressure under Control

Yoga therapy and various yoga asanas (yoga exercises) are the best solutions to keep the stress at bay and blood pressure under control.

Yoga can help decrease the plaque accumulation in the blood vessels, lowers cholesterol levels and reduces the risk of hypertensive heart disease.

Shishu Asana (Child’s Pose), Shavasana (Corpse Position), Adho Mukha Shavasana (Downward-facing Dog Pose), Halasana (Plow Pose), etc are some of the Yoga Asanas your Yoga Therapist in Kerala would recommend along with diet control.

Let’s sum up

Ayurvedic medicines and herbs are administered at a licensed Ayurveda Retreat Centre and professional Ayurveda Therapists are safe to keep blood pressure under control and to avoid side effects of the Allopathic medicines. Ayurveda considers many aspects of every patient when trying to treat him or her for hypertension. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you consult an Ayurvedic Doctor/Yoga Therapist for detailed analysis and treatment for high blood pressure.

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