"If you have high blood pressure or know you are at risk for it, yoga postures, breathing, and meditation can be powerful tools in your self-care regimen. Several studies have shown that yoga can lead to significant reductions in blood pressure, most likely thanks to its ability to calm stress which can be implicated in the long term development of the disease. " (Carol Krucoff. Yoga Journal. March 2012)

Chose daily practices that help you to "undo" the high intensity activities and mental stresses that flood our lives. Find time for quiet, simplicity, and relaxation. Restorative Yoga is a great option. Try to settle into one of more of these poses for 5-10 minutes, cultivating the ability to release tension, slow your breath, and calm the chatter of your mind.
Legs-Up-The Wall

_ Lie on the floor with your legs resting on the wall or on a chair, arms at yous sides, palms up. Place a blanket or small pillow under the lower back if needed for comfort or to release back pain.
_Supported Child's Pose

Sit upright on your knees with your hips resting on your heels. Extend your upper body forward onto a bolster or a folded blanket. Adjust for total comfort.
Supported Seated Forward Bend
_ Sit on a folded blanket and stretch your legs in front of you. Fold over and rest your forehead and folded arms on a chair or bolster.

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