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

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Questions About Yoga Practice.

Recent Articles

  1. Weight Loss and Back Pain

    Jul 24, 17 02:26 PM

    I am home maker. My weight is 76 kg, height is 5'3 and age is 40 years. I want to lose weight but I have back pain when ever I walk or stand for some

    Read More

  2. International Yoga Day

    Jun 20, 17 02:48 PM

    Let us resolve for improving our daily yoga practice on International Yoga Day (21 Jun). It is time for introspection and charting a new course to achieve your yoga goals. Stay Blessed.. I am attachin…

    Read More

  3. Timely Help for Health Issues

    May 27, 17 09:20 AM

    I got in touch with you precisely sometime during the 3rd week of January 2017. I had quite a few health and emotional issues, namely tiredness, high

    Read More

Get Site Updates In Your E-Mail

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner