Hypertension Its Meaning And Its Yogic Management

Meaning : Blood pressure is defined as lateral pressure exerted by the blood on the walls of blood vessels while flowing through it . for terms are in common used to express the blood pressure i. e.




Diastolic Blood Pressure : It is minimal blood pressure exerted by blood during the diastolic condition (relaxed state) of heart & blood vessels. Its normal value in adults varies from 70 to 90 mm.Hg.

Systolic Blood Pressure : It is the maximum blood pressure during systolic condition(contracted state) of ventricles & blood vessels. Its normal value in adults varies from 110 to 130 mm.Hg.

Pulse Pressure :
It is the difference between the systolic & diastolic blood pressure. Its normal value in adults is about 40 mm.Hg.

Mean Blood Pressure :
It is the arithmetic of systolic & diastolic blood pressure.

Hypertension is a condition of increased blood pressure on blood vessels . It is mostly associated with lifestyle & has affected the people around the world . Hypertension is also called as silent killer because the patient could not even knows when it attacks the other organs of the body like heart , kidneys , nervous system & brain etc.

If the blood pressure increased & remain above the normal level the patient should follow strict medical advice & take medicines prescribed by the doctor. The patients suffered from high blood pressure should change their life style , they should give up smoking , reduce their alcohol intake , less salt in their food & avoid the stuffed food like red meat etc.

Yogic management of Hypertension : Yoga , Meditation & Yoga Nidra can help to a great extent for hypertension patients they help to keep the blood pressure under control. Walking is also useful for the hypertension patients. Besides some warm up exercises can also be practiced before doing Asanas. In Asanas Shavasana , Makrasana & Yoga nidra can be practiced.

Shavasana : lying spine on the ground like corpse is Shavasana , spread your arms & legs make distance of about half feet between both legs.



Place hands straight on the ground at the distance of six inches from your body palms facing upward & eyes closed. Breath deeply & feel your body totally relaxed. Concentrate on your breathing pattern. Try to feel & concentrate on warmth while exhaling & on cool while inhaling in nostrils.

Makrasana : This is a re laxative asana . it is formed of two words Makra + Asana i.e. the body structure become like crocodile.



Stretch your legs & lie down on your stomach , hold your head with both your palms with elbow rested on the floor & concentrate on breath. Eyes should remained closed & foxed on breathing. Practise this for 5 to 10 minutes.

After these asans one can practiced Yoga Nidra & Meditation for 10 to 20 minutes. Meditation can greatly help to reduce the blood pressure as well as Yoga Nidra is equally useful for the same.


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