Yoga Therapy for Low Blood Pressure

Low blood pressure is also called Hypotension.

The causes of low blood pressure can range from dehydration to serious medical disorders. Low blood pressure is treatable, but it is important to find out what the root cause is.

Yoga Therapy

Asana and Pranayama keep the body system functional. Proper posture and breathing enhance the cardiovascular activity in the body. This in turn is responsible for proper circulation of blood and the Prana (vital energy).

Care should be taken while suddenly changing a posture, for example, getting up from the bed to quickly respond to a phone call; or doing a backward bend quickly following by a forward bend. We should use our breath in tune with every movement we make to avoid quick changes of the pressure in the head.

Inverted pose increases circulation to the upper body, which increases pressure to the brain. Pranayama helps in the effective and uninterrupted supply chain in the whole system. This reduces the blockage in the arteries and veins.

Right pressure is maintained in the arteries ensuring a proper blood flow to all the vital organs like kidney, liver etc.

We may be able to take certain preventive measures to avoid low blood pressure thereby maintaining a healthy life style. Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration and increase blood volume. Follow a healthy diet by having a good variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and pulses etc. Do our daily activities slowly but not to rush, while walking and changing our body positions. Eat in small quantity several times a day and reduces the intake of high carbohydrate food. Regular practice of Yogasana will not only bring harmony and healthy life style to overcome low blood pressure but also to up lift our spirit.