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Yoga Classes for Hypertension

As per the data of Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, 75 million adults are suffering from hypertension (high blood pressure), which accounts to 32% of the total population. The increasing prevalence of hypertension/ high blood pressure is rapidly increasing with the age of the patients. As per the studies, 53% of the Canadians aged from 60 to 79 years have diagnosed with hypertension. Whereas, 24% of the Canadians falls in the age group of 40 to 59 years and less than 5% of youth aged 20 to 39 years were also diagnosed with hypertension.


You can reduce hypertension/ high blood pressure with medicine but it does not work for long and you have to continue medications which causes side effects and affect immune system. The best natural solution is practicing ‘yoga for hypertension / high blood pressure’. In our Yoga Studio in Mississauga we advise our yogis to follow 3 following steps to get rid of hypertension/ high blood pressure-


  • Yoga Asana (Yoga Poses);
  • Pranayama ( Breathing Techniques); and
  • Acupressure Points.


Yoga Asana (Yoga Poses) To Reduce Hypertension


Hypertension: ‘The ‘silent killer’

Hypertension or high blood pressure is one of the long-term medical conditions where the blood pressure in the arteries is elevated above the normal pressure. Normally, does not have any visible symptoms. However, on the long-term basis, it may account to be a risk factor for heart failure, stroke, peripheral vascular diseases, chronic kidney diseases, vision loss, etc.


This condition is mainly caused by the changing and unhealthy lifestyle of the genetic factors. Hence, it is advised to adoption of regular physical activities like yoga in daily routine, as this accelerates the healing power of the body in a natural way. Yoga classes also improves the mental health of the body.


Yoga Class in Mississauga to Reduce Hypertension / High Blood Pressure

Yoga is considered to be the beneficial therapy that is responsible for controlling and lowering the hypertension condition naturally. The gentle, calming, and soothing practices of yoga asanas for hypertension are found beneficial for both body and mind; and it also aids in reducing the stress, which accounts to be the primary cause of hypertension.


However, it is necessary to choose the correct hypertension yoga poses in order to reduce hypertension, which will directly heal the parasympathetic nervous system and will disable the functioning of the sympathetic nervous system. The parasympathetic nervous system is solely responsible for the repair, rest and healing of the body; whereas the function of the sympathetic nervous system is to fight or flight the stress levels in the body.


Beat stress and Hypertension / High Blood Pressure with Yoga Classes in Mississauga


Yoga is one of the best ‘silent healer’ for those individuals suffering from stress and depression. In particular, calming restorative yoga asanas are found to be beneficial in reducing the stress and naturally lowering the blood pressure. In addition, the position like Badddha Konasana (Bound Angle Pose), Upavistha Konasana (Wide-Angle Seated Forward Bend), Virasana (Hero Pose), Matsyasana (Supported Fish Pose), Ardha Pachimottanasana (Half Seated Forward Bend), Balasana (Supported Child Pose) and Savasana (Corpse Pose) are found to be effective in treating the patients with hypertension condition.


Yoga, the ancient spiritual science,is one of the most demanding and widely adopted methods of reducing the hypertension condition naturally. Ray Yoga Studio offers Yoga classes to reduce hypertension in Mississauga.Ray Yoga Studio is the perfect place where the hypertension patients are guided with the key points to yoga asanas to calms the stress releasing hormones but it also promotes the functioning of the hormones responsible for the happy feeling in the body. However, the effectiveness of yoga can further be enhanced consumption of healthy diet including fruits and vegetables, adoption of a healthy lifestyle that includes appropriate sleeping hours, regular exercising and avoid smoking and alcohol habits.


Cautions: You must avoid any inverted yoga pose where your heart higher than the head. For example, it is not advisable to practice Sarvangasana (Shoulderstand) or Sirsasana (Headstand) if you have high blood pressure. With the guidance of experience yoga instructor you can start doing few light inversion poses.

Pranayama (Breathing Techniques) to Reduce High Blood Pressure/Hypertension


In our regular life we don’t control our breathing as it is automatic. But with pranayama (breathing techniques) we consciously and deeply monitor and direct our every inhale and exhale to specific body parts. Yogis in Ray Yoga Studio in Mississauga practice different types of pranayama (breathing techniques) for hypertension/ high blood pressure. We advise Anuloma Viloma, Bhastrika, Bhramari, Chandrabhedan and Sheetali Pranayama to control high blood pressure.


Pranayama (breathing techniques) reduces stress, anxiety, bring the blood pressure down, boost blood circulation, enhances lung capacity, cure acidity, heartburn, bring down the body heat, improve nervous system, increase concentration, retard the process of aging, cures sexual dysfunction in both males and females and so on.


A research work confirmed that systolic blood pressure can be reduced by over 3.4 units taking 6 deep breaths in 30 seconds compared to those taking regular breathings. There is no doubt that pranayama (breathing techniques) is one of the best holistic healing tools which activates bod’s own healing system.

Acupressure Points

Ray Yoga Studio in Mississauga also guides yogis how to activate specific channels pressuring specific points along the body which is known as Acupressure. Acupressure acts like a miracle to reduce high blood pressure. Press the top portions of your middle and little finger from 2 to 4 minutes with your other fingers and blood pressure will come down.

Another point is situated in the webbing between the forefinger and the thumb. This is marked as LI4. Move your thumb clockwise and anticlockwise in the junction of the thumb and index finger bones for 30 -50 seconds and then continue with a little break up to 5 minutes.

Pericardium 6 (PC 6) is another important acupressure point to control hypertension. It is located 2/ 3 finger-widths away from wrist on the inner forearm. Use firm pressure for 30 -50 seconds on the PC 6 point using index finger or thumb. Repeat the same for 3 to 5 minutes.

We must mention the G20 acupressure point which is located just below the base of our skull in the hollow on both sides of the neck between the two vertical neck muscles. Stimulate these points using firm thumbs pressure for about 30-50 seconds for approximately 3-4 minutes.

If you are not a regular yogi you might feel all these practices are complicated. In reality these all yoga asana, pranayama, and acupressure points are very simple. Experienced instructor at our yoga classes in Mississauga makes it so easy that yogis with hypertension/ high blood pressure learn these process very efficiently and with regular practice they get rid of medicine. Yoga for hypertension/ high blood pressure repair our inner engineering and we lead a normal life without medicine. Please contact our studio to book special class for your wellbeing.

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