Yoga and meditation are beneficial practices to help individuals connect their mental, physical and spiritual aspects. Moreover, they may even help some people get their blood pressure under control.
Meditation, in particular, is a great calming exercise to enhance the mind body balance. The idea is to focus on the breath while sitting comfortably and attempting to slow the thought process. After all, it may be the worries of yesterday and tomorrow that are causing your blood pressure to rise.
Yoga is a bit more complex, as certain poses or flows can be too strenuous for individuals with blood pressure issues. As such, it may be a good idea to talk to your doctor about practicing yoga and even find an instructor who has experience working with hypertension patients.
Once you know how to do it properly and safely, you may find that yoga not only helps with mind body and flow, but also strengthens the muscles – which can lead to better cardiovascular health, a normal body weight and the prevention of diabetes.