Category: Heart Health

Yogic Exercise and Pranayam to keep Heart Health

Introduction

Doing yogic exercises is the best way to enhance your body’s flexibility, strengthen your muscles, boost stamina, erase stress from your mind, get more disciplined and rejuvenate the whole body. Yoga helps in cleaning the whole body, both from inside and from outside, boosting your immune system and keep a check on the health of other organs.

It enhances the blood circulation as well as it is a tonic for weight loss, a major problem the whole world is facing these days. Any posture you choose, enhances your heart’s health. Most of its postures require you to be stagnant at a particular position with deep breathing. Today we are going to discuss some of the yogic exercises and pranayams that help in keeping the heart healthy.

Yoga for Healthy Heart

Anjali Mudra:

  • Just like you do namaste, sit cross legged on the floor with your palms together and your fingers stretching out near the center of your chest (heart chakra). This posture represents the harmony of your body’s both sides,left & right. Now close your eyes at a snail’s pace and inhale slowly & deeply, hold your breath for as long as you can and then exhale slowly. Keep repeating this pattern for a few minutes, the longer, the better.

Anjali mudra

The Warrior Pose (Veerabhadr-asana):

  • This posture means going into a mountain pose. Stretch one of your legs to the backside, but the leg has to be straight and the other leg should be carried forward and bend at a 90° and stretch your hands with palms joined right above your head towards the sky (or the roof, if you are exercising in the indoors). Now inhale slowly & deeply with closed eyes and hold your breath and hold it for as long as you can and exhale slowly. Repeat this pattern for some time.
  • You can do this posture in another way, here you bring your folded hands in front of your chest. Bring your back side leg to point outwards, while your folded leg remains at the original position. Now stretch your hands outside that they are parallel to the earth but are stretched farthest.
  • Now close your eyes and inhale slowly & deeply, hold your breath for some time and exhale slowly. This pattern can be done by altering the both legs. Spend some time doing these postures. It will help in retaining heart’s health.

The Bridge Pose (Setu Bandhasana):

  • Lie on your back, with hands stretched out sideways. Fold your knees and raise your body from the pelvis area. Stay there for as long as you can or take the support of your hands if you are finding staying at that position is getting difficult. Inhale slowly when you are rising your body, try to hold for as long as you can, exhale while coming back or when your body remains up. This posture is extremely beneficial for your thighs, hips, stomach and back.

Triangular Pose (Trikonasana):

  • Begin by stretching you left leg out. Now stretch your left hand that it touches your left foot and your torso comes above the left leg and is parallel to the earth, now rotate your face and your eyes look at the sky (or the roof, if you are exercising in the indoors).
  • Stretch the right hand keeping the arm straight to the other side, towards the sky. Hold on for some seconds or minutes and do deep breathing. You can also alter the legs & arms.

Surya namaskar;

  • A very popular and widely practiced posture, surya namaskar means saluting the Sun. It has 12 different poses that enhance the health of different organs, and boosts the health of the whole body. All these 12 poses are encompassed into one posture, known as surya namaskar,. You have to stay stagnant in such poses and breath deeply and at a sluggish pace.

Surya namaskar

Bhujang-asana (cobra pose)

  • This is a pose which works wonderfully for spine, shoulder, abdomen, also relieves your stress & fatigue. Lie down on your stomach while keeping your hands on the ground, right next to your chest. Now slowly lift the front of your body upwards after getting the help of your hands. Hold it when your arms become straight. Concentrate on your breathing and feel  the stretch in your abdomen, also feel the fatigue going through your spine and vanishes in the hips.

Seated Forward Pose (Paschimottasana):

  • Just sit on the floor with legs stretched, but both are joined together. Now try to reach the feet with your hands, without folding your legs at the knees. Bend so much that your head comes over your knees, keep practicing,
  • One fine day you can touch your forehead with your knees. This pose is great for enhancing the flexibility. It facilitates by bringing down a fast heart beat and relaxes your whole body. When your hands touch your feet, try deep breathing.

The Mountain Pose (Tadasana):

  • This one is very easy to do and is one of the basic ones. This pose eradicates stress and concentrates more on deep breathing. Stand with your legs slightly apart, bring your hands folded near the chest. Take deep breaths and stretch your body.

Savasana:

  • Just lie on your back with arms resting alongside body and palms facing the sky or roof. Let your ankles fall outward. Inhale slowly, but deeply as you feel melting into the floor with every breath, than exhale sluggishly. Do this pose for more than 5 minutes.

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How to Control High Blood Pressure – Hypertension

High Blood Pressure is getting common these days and we can say its one of the common complaint which can be done by any age group. The definition of blood pressure medication- The pressure made by blood on the walls of arteries while flowing through them. It can be systolic blood pressure-Is the pressure in the blood vessels when the heart contracts and send the blood to the arteries.

Diastolic Blood Pressure – It is a pressure in the arteries when the heart rest between the pumping of blood. In other words, we can say- Hypertension is described as raised blood pressure on the walls of arteries, both systolic and diastolic.

High Blood Pressure

What is the Normal Range of Blood Pressure?

  • The normal BP is 120/80mm Hg, which may vary depending on age and sex. In Hypertension Systolic BP raise to or above 140mm Hg and Diastolic raise to or above 90mm Hg.

Eating Habits

  • Our eating habits play an important role in managing one’s health condition. What we eat is not proper or healthy, doesn’t suit our body leads to many health issues. Same goes with high blood pressure, the diet and lifestyle should be appropriate.

So let’s discuss the diet to have a healthy and normal blood pressure which can keep us far from High blood pressure.

  • When one feels sudden headache, weakness and dizziness- it can be due to fluctuation in the normal blood pressure. It can be high or low. The older or the aged people face the problem of high or low BP more commonly.
  • Some people take medication to immediately control the high blood pressure and some believe in home remedies and ayurvedic treatment. One who is suffering from high BP should be aware of the diet that should be followed along with the treatment. Today through this article we will explore the diet for maintaining normal BP.

Normal Blood Pressure

The Normal and healthy BP-120/80 mm Hg, which may vary according to the age, sex and health condition of a person.So when the blood pressure (BP) is high its called Hypertension/ High blood pressure and when its low is Hypotension/ low blood pressure. When our blood pressure is high, our heart has to work hard for the supply of blood which can result in the weakness of heart. When one knows and eats the right and healthy diet than can’t stop the development of this disease.

When one faces these Symptoms Should take the Consultation

  • Headaches
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nosebleeds
  • Flushing
  • Dizziness
  • Chest pain
  • Visual changes
  • Blood in the urine
  • Weakness and blurred vision
  • Difficulty to speak and understand anything
  • Feeling of heaviness and pain in the chest

The Healthy Diet that has to be followed in High BP

  • The food should be rich in magnesium, calcium, and potassium. Green vegetables, lentils, beans, onions, garlic, almonds, and oranges. These nutrients are adequate.
  • Daily eat fruits and 3 to 4 walnuts and almonds 7 to 5should be added in the diet.
  • Fruits- Apples, guava, pomegranate, banana, melon, grapes, eat pineapple,, and papaya.
  • Garlic has anti-lipid, anti-cholesterol, and blood thinner property which makes it healthy to be eaten in high BP. Every morning on an empty stomach eat 2 buds of garlic for 3 months. This measure seems to control BP.
  • Citrus fruit, lemonade, soup, coconut water, salad, soy, edible linseed, and black gram.
  • Spinach, cabbage, goose foot, apple gourd, pumpkin, green leafy vegetables and pumpkin can be taken asyour high blood pressure diet and exercise along with it
  • The water intake should be good. 8 to 10 glasses of water must be drunk.
  • Soybean oil should be used for cooking food as it is a good remedy for high blood pressure.
  • Intake of salad in your diet is very healthy. Add onions, tomatoes, radish, carrot, cucumber, and cabbage in the salad. It will help in keeping BP normal.
  • Low-fat milk and buttermilk can be taken without adding salt in it. If one is having high blood pressure should include omega-3, walnut, linseed, and almonds in their diet.

The Diet that has to be stopped in high BP

  • Intake of salt should be less
  • Taking too much coffee and tea can be the reason for high BP
  • Cooking should be done without salt to avoid and manage symptoms of high BP
  • Avoid taking- Azinamoto, baking powder, baking soda, and sauces
  • Avoid packed food
  • Fatty and greasy food should be avoided
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol and smoking

The reasons which lead to high blood pressure are-

  • Disturbed lifestyle
  • Tension
  • Obesity
  • Age factor
  • Unhealthy eating habits
  • Kidney failure
  • Genetic reason
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Too much physical exertion
  • Pregnancy

Planet Ayurveda offers an herbal pack which is made by the combination of herbs. These are pure and natural recommended by CEO and founder of Planet Ayurveda. The herbs used in this pack have the potency to manage and treat the Hypertension / High Blood Pressure. The pack is HYPERTENSION CARE PACK

What are the Best Herbal Remedies for HYPERTENSION

ARJUN TEA

  • It is a herbal tea and one of the bestselling classical products by Planet Ayurveda. This herbal tea is the formulation of herbs- Terminalia Arjuna, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Boerrhavia diffusa and Ficus religiosa. The main ingredient of the herbal tea is Arjuna tree bark. Arjun Tea is a natural supplement which can be used daily and this is used as a health beverage to support the circulatory system and maintain healthy cholesterol levels in the blood.

TOTAL HEART SUPPORT

  • This is in the form of capsules and is made by the combination of standardized extracts-Arjuna (Terminalia Arjuna), Ashwagandha (Withania somniferum), Brahmi (Bacopa monieri) and Shankhapushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis). These capsules help to maintain the heart muscles and support the nervous system .

PITTA BALANCE

  • It is again in capsule form and is a natural supplement which supports the digestion and maintains the health of the stomach and the intestines. These herbal capsules are made with the combination of- Praval Pishti, Akik pishti, Jawar mohra pishti, Kamdudha ras, Mukta pishti, and Giloy satva.

SARPAGANDHA GHAN VATI

  • It is in tablet formula and is a single herb formulation- Sarpagandha (Rauwolfia serpentina). This herbal plant contains alkaloids, carbohydrates, glycosides, flavonoids, phenols, resins, tannins, saponins, and terpenes in it. This herb is given with a combination of other herbs and it supports healthy blood pressure.
  • . Sarpagandha Vati is very effective in maintaining a healthy sleep pattern and helps in maintaining healthy circulatory system.

Herbal Remedy for High Blood Pressure

Recommended Dosage

  • Arjuna Tea – 1 cup once daily.
    Total Heart Support – 1 capsule twice daily after 30 mins of the meals.
  • Pitta Balance – 1 capsule twice daily after 30 mins of the meals.
  • Sarpagandha Ghan Vati – 2 tablets twice daily after 30 mins of the meals.

Note

  • Taking healthy diet along with HYPERTENSION CARE PACK is the best way to avoid high blood pressure also control and manages the raised level of BP.