Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Yoga for Hypertension - Introduction

Hypertension it is also commonly known as high blood pressure, which refers to the amount of pressure in your arteries.If the rate of blood pressure reaches to as high as 140/90, then hypertension is present. It related to other diseases like stroke, heart attack, Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), and may also lead to death.

There are two type of Hypertension:

Primary Hypertension – also known as essential hypertension; commonly caused by stress and injury, primary hypertension has no specific symptom. Other causes comprise emotional disturbance, heredity, race, climatic condition, Obesity, smoking and alcohol intake.

Secondary Hypertension – may lead to kidney infection, malfunctioning of the Endocrine Gland, arterial problems like arteriosclerosis, and even Pregnancy.

Its known to be a silent killer.In order to manage hypertension, lifestyle management, one of which is Yoga Lifestyle, helps treat and prevent hypertension through mind and body activities.

In the following posting we will discuss a lot about the yoga poses which can reduce the Hypertension and make you feel happy and peaceful.

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