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Why do I have High Blood Pressure on a Yoga webpage?
1 in 3 U.S. Adults have High Blood Pressure! And only 1 in 2 have it under control! These are sobering facts. So in a theoretical Yoga class of 12 people, 4 people have high blood pressure, and two have it under control, and with some people that are unaware of their disease. High Blood Pressure increases your risk for heart disease and stroke, the leading causes of death in the United States. This is ALARMING!!!
What is High Blood Pressure?
CDC Center of Disease Control and Prevention: Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of your arteries, which carry blood from your heart to other parts of your body. Blood pressure normally rises and falls throughout the day. But if it stays high for a long time, it can damage your heart and lead to health problems. High blood pressure raises your risk for heart disease and stroke, which are leading causes of death in the United States.
"Is it Safe to do Inversions with High Blood Pressure."
Why Blood Pressure Matters?
American Heart Association: Uncontrolled high blood pressure (HBP) can injure or kill you. It's sometimes called "the silent killer" because HBP has no symptoms, so you may not be aware that it's damaging your arteries, heart and other organs.
Possible health consequences that can happen over time when high blood pressure is left untreated include:
What you can do about it!!!
YOGA Inversion Cautions:
High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, affects millions of people. When you suffer from high blood pressure, your heart has to work harder than normal just to pump blood throughout the body to stay alive. This can lead to other heart complications, like hardening of the arteries or heart failure.
Use caution when doing poses in which the head is lower than the heart. During physical exertion, blood flow and heart rate increase to provide oxygen to the muscles.
Yoga inversions can cause the blood to pool in the head at the same time pressure in the cranial region is elevated, potentially damaging blood vessels and causing them to hemorrhage.
• Versions of the following poses may be contraindicated (Advised Against): Shoulder Stands, Forward Bends, Bridge Pose, Head Stands, and Downward Facing Dog Pose.
Don't Expect Good Results From:
Lack of Exercise!
Question: What are YOU going to do?
Live Longer * Healthier * Happier
Breathing in, I calm the body and mind.
Breathing out I smile.