Can you recommend any yoga positions that may be beneficial for hypertension?
Yes, it has been shown that practicing yoga does lower blood pressure, mostly due to its calming and relaxing nature, but also because it is a form of exercise. There are a few postures that are contraindicated for hypertension, mainly the inversions where the head is placed below the heart. I would suggest you focus on gentle yoga postures, mostly doing the postures done on the floor. The most important posture to practice is "Savasana" (relaxation/sponge/corpse pose). Pranayama (yogic breathing) and meditation will be very helpful as well.
Ahimsa, the yogic practice of non violence must be adhered to when engaging in the practice of hatha yoga. Respect your body's limitations and inner wisdom, if something feels wrong or dangerous, please do not do it.
Please consult your health care practitioner before starting a yoga, pranayama or other exercise program.
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