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Yoga For High Blood Pressure

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The main cause of hypertension or blood pressure is stress and tension. Although blood pressure can be lowered by administration of appropriate anti-hypertensive medication, many patients experience side effects that range from unpleasant symptoms such as headache, dry mouth, lethargy and depression.

The relaxation and exercise components of yoga have a major role to play in the treatment and prevention of high blood pressure (hypertension). A sincere, dedicated regular practice will help the body and the mind to co-ordinate in its functions, reducing stress, anxiety, aiding balanced hormonal secretions and normalizing body metabolism. Yogasanas (yoga positions and postures), pranayama, meditation definitely help achieve the mental peace.

A section on diet which details all the aspects on food science for coping and controlling hypertension is also covered in this book. The right type of food with a balanced intake of vitamins, minerals and trace elements will help in bringing the pressure under control. The effects combined with diet, yoga, breathing and meditation as a ‘whole’ last longer and is therefore a suggestive and advantageous method for the modern life.

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