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Vrksasana (Tree Pose) For Curing Low Blood Pressure

By: Mona Verma

"Vriksha" means tree and "Asana" means pose; and this asana is pronounced as Vrik-shah-asana. This is again borrowed from a Sanskrit term, like any other Yoga asana.

This asana is basically about standing tall like a tree. Unlike any other Yoga pose, you need to keep your eyes open, as you'll be maintaining your body's balance while standing on 1 foot.

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Low blood pressure is also known as hypotension. It is so termed because the pressure of the blood is quite low, therefore making the blood reach less to the other organs.

Anyhow, low or high pressure, both are not healthy for the body. The symptoms of low BP are dizziness, blurred vision, headache, uneasiness of any kind and even fainting.

Vrksasana For Curing Low Blood Pressure

Such symptoms are more prominent when an individual suddenly stands from a seated position or goes to a lying position. Medically, this is termed as orthostatic hypotension.

As a result, the patient may face heart attack, kidney failure or strokes, and the most severe form is shock. Hence, one needs to get regular medical checkups done, in order to be away from certain diseases.

Another benefit of regular checkups is that you get diagnosed with the problem at an early stage and hence, you can get a better medical treatment.

You can get regular blood tests, cardiac testing and radiological procedure performed to monitor your blood pressure. But another big question is - awareness.

You shouldn't neglect the above-mentioned symptoms. You could try this easy and safe Yoga asana as well, to control your low BP problem. Have a look at how to perform this asana and the benefits associated with it.

Step-By-Step Procedure To Perform This Asana

Step 1. Just stand straight and tall, and your arms should be by the side of the body.

Vrksasana For Curing Low Blood Pressure

Step 2. You need to be well balanced, in order to perform this pose. Just start with the foot you are comfortable with. If you are comfortable with your right leg, then place your right-bended knee on your left high thigh, and make sure that the right sole should be flat and firm near the edge of the thigh.

Step 3. Try to balance and your left leg should be absolutely straight.

Step 4. When you are comfortable balancing, just inhale. And gracefully and gradually, take your arms over the head side wise, and join your hands together like in a prayer position.

Vrksasana For Curing Low Blood Pressure

Step 5. Just look straight at any distant object, which you can figure out because this will help you to maintain a steady balance.

Step 6. Just make sure that your spine is straight because you are taking its support. Keep taking deep breaths. Your body should be absolutely tall and stiff, but, on the other hand, you should also relax with each breath. Feel your soul and keep a smile on your face while performing this asana.

Step 7. Now, getting back to normal, start with your hands. Get them down gently, and then gradually, release your right leg.

Step 8. Repeat the pose with the next leg and follow the same steps. Just remember not to close your eyes because you won't be able to focus and balance.

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Benefits Of This Asana

• You get rejuvenated completely

• Stretches your back, arms and legs

• Improves concentration

• Cures the problem of sciatica nerves

• Improves balance


Kindly don't try this pose if you are suffering from migraine, high blood pressure, insomnia, spine problem and spondylitis.

Read more about: yoga, vrksasana, tree pose, blood pressure
Story first published: Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 11:58 [IST]
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