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23 Apr 2006

yoga for blood pressure
i ve a blood pressure problem normally it is 170/110. can i make it under control with the help of yoga only without having medicine.
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01 Jan 0001

Hi Geeta - whilst I don't want to be as vague as some politicians, the answer to that question is that “it depends”... Heart rate variability is affected by both the sympathetic nervous system - which gears us up for a stressful situation - and the parasympathetic nervous system, which tells the body to relax. Emotional variability increases wear-and-tear on the heart, which can cause blood pressure to rise. Yoga will assist physically by exercising the body and heart, but also can help you by increasing awareness of the emotional/physiological connection (yoga means union – of body, mind and spirit). With increased awareness comes more control, which in turn allows the entire physiological system to work more efficiently. As to whether this will reduce medicinal dependence depends on a number of variables, not least of which is your commitment and discipline to the practise. It’s definitely worth a try though - don’t you think?
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