World Hypertension Day 2021: 3 yoga asanas to keep blood pressure in check during Covid-19
May 17 marks World Hypertension Day, and this year's theme is 'Measure your blood pressure, control it, live longer'.
Hypertension is a lifestyle disease that needs serious attention. 30% of the adult population suffers from hypertension, and in this challenging time like Covid, we need to be more careful about our health. The increasing number of Covid cases, death reports and all the restrictions and lockdowns are creating more tension in our lives.
Blood pressure needs to be in check, and people who come from low and medium-income family can perform these 3 yoga asanas at home to control their blood pressure. This World Hypertension Day, let's spread awareness among everyone.
Anulom-Vilom pranayam pose or alternate nostril breathing
Sit cross-legged by keeping your spine straight. Rest your hands on your knees and keep your eyes closed. Now take your right hand on your right nostril and keep it close and inhale from your left nostril. Switch your finger position and exhale from the right nostril. Repeat this and hold your breath till 4 counts at least.
This will help improve the immune system, boost your memory, improve respiratory and cardiovascular health, and regulate blood pressure. It's a great breathing exercise.
Shavasana or corpse pose
This is one of the easiest yet effective yoga asanas. You have to lie down on your back with legs in a relaxed position and palms facing up. You have to let your body relax and breathe naturally. Make sure you don't fall asleep.
This yoga helps your nervous system breathe and naturally relax all the tension from your body, making you feel calm and composed.
Bhujangasana or Cobra pose
Lie down on your tummy, keep your arms close and palms on the sides of your chest. Now lift your head, shoulder and neck and look upwards while inhaling. Keep the position for 5 seconds and breathe naturally. Now lie back to the same position and arms by both sides and keep your head at one side resting. Make sure your stomach is always touching the surface.
This helps in improving blood circulation and strengthens the spine, abdomen and butt muscle.
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