Yoga lowers blood pressure, science confirms it

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Yoga can help those with hypertension because it lowers blood pressure. A new study confirms the benefits of yoga practice for people at risk of hypertension.

Yoga can help those who suffer from hypertension because it lowers blood pressure. A new study confirms the benefits of yoga practice for people at risk for high blood pressure.





We know that Yoga is a real cure-all for the body and mind if it is practiced consistently and in the right way. From science comes a new confirmation.

I benefits of Yoga for high blood pressure sufferers have been tested on a group of patients with pre-hypertension. These benefits concern the areas of circulation and cardiology.

The results of the study in question were presented at the 68th Annual Conference of the Cardiological Society of India which took place from 8 to 11 December in the locality of Kochi in front of European and international experts.

Ashutosh Angrish, lead author of the study who works as a cardiologist at Sir Gangaram Hospital in Delhi, pointed out that people at risk of hypertension can really develop hypertension if they don't start improving their lifestyle.

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Subjects with pre-hypertension have values ​​that exceed 120/80 mmHg and up to 139/89 mmHg. The study was carried out on 60 subjects with pre-hypertension who practiced asanas, breathing exercises and meditation following a program of Hatha Yoga per tre messi.

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The group of Yoga practitioners was made up of men and women with an average age of 56 for a total of 30 participants. Another 30 people with an average age of 52 formed the control group who did not practice yoga but were instructed to change their lifestyle in a conventional way (do aerobic exercises, eat a healthy diet and not smoke).



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The control group did not show any significant changes in blood pressure while the yoga group saw any improvements both as regards the diastolic pressure that for the blood pressure with a reduction of 4,5 mmHg for diastolic pressure and 4,9 mmHg for blood pressure over 24 hours.

According to the author of the study it is a significant achievement because a reduction in diastolic blood pressure of 2 mmHg leads to lower the risk of coronary heart disease by 6% e 15% risk of stroke and transient ischemic attack.



According to the expert, Yoga acts on the nervous system, decreases the activity of the sympathetic nervous system, resets the baroreceptors and induces neuro-humoral effects.

The expert points out that people at risk of hypertension or who already suffer from high blood pressure should practice 1 hour a day of Yoga to obtain benefits thanks to asanas, breathing exercises and meditation.

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