Today’s theme is body wisdom yoga, asana to reduce hypertension 🫀 We will be practicing simple, basic beginner friendly yoga poses that are said to have a positive effect on lowering blood pressure. high blood pressure is estimated to affect about 31% of adults worldwide. Many factors play into this, but something that can be very useful in helping manage hypertension is Yoga Asana (poses) and Pranayama (breath work). These practices have been long known for their ability to tap into body wisdom and to help the body come back into a more balanced state. Exercise in general has a way of helping manage blood pressure by strengthening the heart and improving blood circulation, but the goal for this practice is not to sweat, but rather to calm the body and mind and put our bodies into positions that are said to have a positive effect on blood pressure reduction. Postures like Balasana, Anahatasana, Janu Sirsasana, Pascimottanasana, and Baddha Konasana all have the head level or almost level with the heart, which if you look at that energetically, bringing the two to a similar level is said to have a calming effect on the nervous system, and makes it easier for blood to circulate in the upper body and head. Vajrasana variations have an effect on the feet, and foot stretches can have a grounding and rooting effect. So by Bringing attention to placement of head and feet in yoga asana, we can infer that energetically, we are pulling the energy into opposite directions as a way to create balance in energy flow through the body.
Lastly, Nadi Shodhana Pranayama, alternate nostril breathing, is said to balance the energy flow through the nadis or meridians, which improves circulation, calms the nervous system, and as a result can lower blood pressure.
30 min POWER Yoga for SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA Manipura
Make your Feet SMILE! Foot Yoga Therapy 🦶 Yoga for Beginners
Intermediate BACKBEND Yoga Flow to GHERANDASANA Variation
DEEP Hip Opening SACRAL CHAKRA Yoga Flow to Release Emotional Blockages | Swadisthana
Yoga for Shoulder Joints | Frozen Shoulder and Stiff or Painful Shoulders Prevention + Care
🌞 20 min Slow Morning Slow Flow for a more ENERGY-FULL Day
30 minute GROUNDING Yoga Slow Flow to balance ROOT CHAKRA Muladhara
💚 Yoga to Strengthen HEART Qi 💚 Fingers, Hands, Arms | Yoga to Calm the Mind and Spirit
1 Hour SILENT Yin Yoga to Put You in a TIME WARP + Chill You Out
🌧 30 minute Gentle Rainy Days Yoga Flow to Rinse Away Dampness + Stretch Away Stress
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