Shirshasana Practice For People With High Blood Pressure

by Naresh Kahnduja
(New Delhi, India)

Hello

I have high high blood pressure about 90/130 and is controlled by taking medicines. I want to do shirsh asana. Can I do shirsh asana with having high BP controlled by medicines.

Please guide me.


Answer
Those who suffer from heart disease, high or low blood pressure, diseases effecting eyes and ears, asthma should not do shirsh asana. In inverted poses, blood rushes to the head and it may result in more complications. This is also applicable in case your blood pressure is under control with medicines.

Do other yoga poses which you can do comfortably and avoid inverted poses. Avoid retention of breath while doing pranayama. Avoid kapalabhati pranayama. Be careful if you want to do kapalabhati or else do it under supervision of an experienced yoga teacher.

Proper rest and relaxation, shava asana, yoga nidra and Aum recitation are ideal for control of high blood pressure. Practice more of alom vilom pranayama.

Hope this helps.

Warm regards
Daljit

References:

Best yoga poses for reducing hypertension and anxiety

Blood Pressure And Breathing Exercises

Kapalabhati and High Blood Pressure

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