Chances are that at least one person in your life has blood pressure and takes in pills for the reducing the same. Since blood pressure affects at least one out of three adults, you should consider doing yoga instead of taking medicines to reduce it. Here are some yoga asanas to cure blood pressure the natural way instead of treating it artificially.
Bharadwajasana or Bharadwaja’s Twist
Place your legs in front of you while sitting on the floor. Bend both your knees after shifting over onto your left buttock. Then, swing your legs to the right. Lay your feet on the ground outside your right hip and let your right ankle rest in the arch of the left leg. Twist your body to the right. Lengthen your tailbone such that your lower back is also lengthened with it. Tuck your right hand under your left knee and bring your other hand to the floor just beside your left buttock. Turn your head in any one of the two directions and stay in the pose for about ten to fifteen minutes.
Dhanurasana or the Bow Pose
Lie on your stomach and keep your hands on the sides. Then gently lift your knees up after bending them a bit. Bring your heels as close to your buttocks as possible. Take hold of your ankles after reaching them back with your hands. Make sure your knees are just hip-width apart from each other. Burrow your tailbone such that it goes down towards the floor. Then, keep rocking back and forth like a rocking horse for children while holding your ankles with your hands for about five to ten minutes.
Ushtrasana or the Camel Pose
Sit on the floor first and then kneel while keeping your knees hip-width apart from each other. Keep your thighs perpendicular to the floor. Then, rotate them slightly inward and sit bones up on your torso. Rest your hands on the back of your pelvis to begin with. Then, slowly lean backward while your head is up. Hold your ankles with your hands while in this pose. Hold the pose for about five to ten minutes and return to your normal sitting position.
Adhomukha Svanasana or Downward Facing Dog
Come down on all fours and then, slowly spread your palms. Then, slowly raise your buttocks such that it is pointed and facing the ceiling. Form a triangle with your hands and legs while keeping your hands on the floor and hang your head while doing so. Hold this pose for about ten to fifteen minutes or for as long as possible.
Utthita Parsvakonasana or the Extended Side Angle Pose
Begin by standing in the Tadasana pose. Raise your arms such that they are parallel to the floor. Keep your feet wide apart from each other. While keeping one leg straight, bend the other one at the knee. Hold the ankle of the leg that you have bent with one hand and stretch the other hand such that it forms a 180 degree angle with the leg that has been used as an anchor. Hold the pose for about five to ten minutes.
Utthita Trikonasana or the Extended Triangle Pose
Stand in Tadasana, to begin with. Keep a distance of about four feet between your two legs. Raise your arms such that they are parallel to the floor. Touch the ankle of one of your legs with a hand and stretch the other hand towards the ceiling. Hold this pose for about two minutes and repeat with the other hands and legs.
Matsyasana or the Fish Pose
Sit on your hands with your legs stretched. Then, keep your hands on your sides and gently place them under your buttocks. Take your head backwards such that the crown of your head touches the floor. Stay in this pose for about five to ten minutes or as long as possible. Repeat the pose again after a break of five seconds.
Ardha Bhekasana or the Half Frog Pose
Lie on your stomach. Then, slowly raise your chest up to your stomach and hold the pose with one hand. Fold the other leg and then, touch it with your other hand. Gently hold the leg with the hand by the ankle. Avoid collapsing on your other shoulder while doing so. Hold the pose for about five minutes or so and repeat it after a break of five seconds.
Natarajasana or the Lord of Dance Pose
Stand in Tadasana, to begin with. Then, raise your one leg backward while holding it with one hand. Stretch the other hand such that it faces the ceiling. The other leg should look like a bow being held by a string. Hold this pose for about ten to twenty seconds. Then, repeat it after a break of five seconds or so.
Marichyasana III or Marichi’s Pose III
Sit down on the floor. Fold the right leg and keep the right hand at your back as an anchor. Place the elbow of the other hand on the knee of the folded leg. Keep the other leg stretched and straight. This is a relatively simply pose and can be easily held for about five to ten minutes. Then, repeat this pose for the other legs and hands.
If you do these simple exercises every day, you will not only find that your blood pressure levels have gone down but also that you have lost some weight after a few weeks or months. However, you should avoid skipping even one day of these exercises if you would like to experience positive results.