Pranayama and Hypertension

by Premalal

When having hypertension you are advising not to do pranayama exercise and also mention it is good for hypertension etc. I will be much thankful if you could please explain to me.

For people suffering from Hypertension, Kapalabhati, Bhastrika and Suryabhedi pranayama are prohibited. In addition, do not hold breath in any pranayama.

You can do rhythmic breathing, alom vilom or chandrabhedi pranayama. Take care of your posture while doing pranayama, your back should be straight.

Any time during pranayama practice you feel uncomfortable, discontinue pranayama and take rest in shavasana.

With at least half an hour of regular practice of Pranayama and appropriate diet control your blood pressure will come down.


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Feb 21, 2011
BP &pranayama
by: S.Ramamurthi

am 74 and doing yoga and pranayamaya for the past 15years or so.I am comfortable with the yaga and pranayama.Now for the past 8 years or so I am under medication for BP. My BP is under contol. Can I do all the asanas and pranayama so long I do not feel discomfort? (2)I do yoga from 0530-0630 relax, have a cup of milk and go for a walk for 30-40 minutes.Is it ok?or after yoga Should I not walk at all?Pl. do reply.My earlier quiries are still not answered,may be I raised in one page and unable to go to the page again.

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