Yoga to Keep High Blood Pressure at Bay

New research in a study presented at the 68th Annual Conference of the Cardiological Society of India reported that yoga may have health benefits for pre-hypertension patients and may prevent pre-hypertension from developing into hypertension.

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Dec 19, 2016
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Welcome to a new week...and to potentially lower blood pressure if you practice yoga or fancy taking it up :)

Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to stroke by damaging and weakening your brain's blood vessels, causing them to narrow, rupture or leak. High blood pressure can also cause blood clots to form in the arteries leading to your brain, blocking blood flow and potentially causing a stroke also. According to the NHS website, as a general guide:

-high blood pressure is considered to be 140/90mmHg or higher

-ideal blood pressure is considered to be between 90/60mmHg and 120/80mmHg

-low blood pressure is considered to be 90/60mmHg or lower

A blood pressure reading between 120/80mmHg and 140/90mmHg could mean you're at risk of developing high blood pressure if you don't take steps to keep your blood pressure under control.

New research in a study presented at the 68th Annual Conference of the Cardiological Society of India reported that yoga may have health benefits for pre-hypertension patients and may prevent pre-hypertension from developing into hypertension. Just one hour of yoga every day can reduce blood pressure and may help patients with pre-hypertension to avoid developing high blood pressure. Pretty cool, eh?!

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Heather Mason

Founder of the Minded Institute, The Minded Institute

Heather Mason is a leader in the field of mind-body therapy and the founder of Yoga Therapy for the Mind. She develops innovative methods for mental health treatment drawing on her robust educational background including an MA in Psychotherapy, an MA in Buddhist Studies, studies in Neuroscience and a current MSc in Medical Physiology.. She is also a 500 RYT, a yoga therapist and an MBCT facilitator. Heather offers various professional trainings for yoga teachers, healthcare professionals and therapists, lectures around the world, and delivers training to medical students. She also develops protocols for different client populations by translating cutting edge research from the psycho-biology and neuro-biology of stress into yoga practices, breathwork, mindfulness interventions and therapeutic holding. Further she is involved in research on the efficacy of these practices, holds the annual UK yoga therapy conference and is blazing the trail for the integration of yoga therapy into the NHS

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Caroline Diana Bobart almost 2 years ago

Thanks for this info Heather, so helpful and great that it's chunked down.