Yoga can help reduce high blood pressure

According to a study, yoga can benefit patients suffering from prehypertension (slightly elevated blood pressure). During the research 60 participants were divided into two groups. One group would do yoga daily for an hour, the other group would make lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking, exercising and paying attention to their diet.

At the end of the study, blood pressure in the yoga group had dropped significantly. No significant change in blood pressure was seen in the control group.

The researchers suggest that yoga could reduce sympathetic drive and reset baroreceptors, found in the layer of elastic tissue in blood vessels, serving to regulate blood pressure.

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