One of the most common illnesses these days and one that leads to heart problems is hypertension. There are drugs and medical procedures to help this condition, but there are also several natural alternatives. Exercise and Yoga is one of these. For controlling your hypertension, there are two very effective yoga exercises that help to lower the blood pressure:

Inverted Yoga

Inverted yoga reverses the action of gravity on the body. The most profound change brought about by Inverted Yoga, is in your circulation. In inverted poses, the legs and abdomen are placed higher than the heart.

Stretch up through the legs and keep them very active so your spine opens and the entire body is actively involved in the pose.

One of the reasons for this, is simply because the force of gravity is reversed and venous return becomes significantly greater.

Normally, the muscles of the calf and other skeletal muscles in the lower extremities, must contract, in order to pump un-oxygenated blood and waste back to the heart through the veins.

In inverted poses, gravity causes the blood to flow easily back through the veins and this brings the blood pressure in the feet, to a minimum. This in effect gives skeletal muscles a chance to rest.

In Inverted poses, drainage of blood and waste from the lower body, back to the heart is increased and disorders such as varicose veins and swollen ankles are relieved.

Rhythmic Breathing

It's time to learn about breathing, because inhaling and exhaling have the power to nourish the body and calm the mind.

Not just any old breathing will do. If you're like most people, you take shallow breaths. Pull in your stomach when you inhale and empty your lungs of carbon dioxide when you exhale.

Here's the physiological explanation: Long, slow breaths are far more efficient than short, fast ones.

To take in a good breath, your lungs must first be empty. Thus, the key to efficient breathing, lies in exhaling completely. A full exhalation begins with the upper chest, proceeds to the middle chest and finishes with tightening the abdominal muscles.

Only after a good exhalation, can you draw in a good lungful of the oxygen-rich air your blood needs for nourishing cells.

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Clinton Robson is a South African Personal Trainer and fitness fanatic and is a qualified Personal Trainer. He has completed a contract to run the gyms on cruise ships. He has done a special higher level course and qualified as an Exercise Specialist, or Conditioning Coach. He manges a local gym, assisting clients with training plans. He has been working out regularly, since 1996. He writes articles on many fitness topics, such as training, bodybuilding, working out, losing fat, toning the muscles, nutrition, supplements and more. Visit his blog at Fitness And Fatness, by clicking here, or by copying this link: