What is Low Blood Pressure?

Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps. If it is lower than normal, then it is called low blood pressure or hypotension. A pressure of 120/80 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) is now considered normal and optimal for good health. If the reading is 90/60 or lower, then it is considered as low blood pressure. Low blood pressure is otherwise termed as low BP, hypotension and hypotensive. An individual whose pressure is 110/70 is considered as having pressure below normal, but not very low.

Is low blood pressure harmful?

Generally, people with lower blood pressures have reduced risk of stroke, kidney disease, and heart disease. Athletes, who exercise regularly, those who have the correct body weight, and non-smokers, mostly have lower blood pressures.

Compared to high blood pressure, low blood pressure is less dangerous. But there are exceptions. For many, low blood pressure symptoms can cause dizziness and fainting or show signs of acute heart, endocrine or neurological disorders. Extreme cases of low blood pressure can deprive the brain and other vital organs of oxygen and nutrients, leading to a life threatening condition called shock.

Apart from general physical activities, the alternative low blood pressure treatment is the practice of yoga.



What Causes Low Blood Pressure?

1. Endocrine problems
2. Pregnancy
3. Severe infection
4. Nutritional deficiency
5. Allergic reactions
6. Heart palpitation
7. Blurred vision
8. Hormonal abnormalities
9. Fatigue
10. Blood loss

Signs of Low Blood Pressure

1. Dizziness or lightheadedness
2. Palpitations (a rapid, or irregular, heart beat)
3. Lack of concentration
4. Confusion
5. Weakness
6. Fast, shallow breathing
7. Feeling cold
8. Thirst
9. Depression
10. Dehydration


Majority of us prefer to take medicines for blood pressure than exercising. It is because they believe that drugs can cure faster than exercises. But we must remember that medicines can cause harm too.

Therefore, it is best to opt for the natural remedy. You can expect positive results by working out the following yoga exercises, because yoga is considered to be the most effective and natural method of low blood pressure treatment.


1. Yoga Breathing:

Regular practice increases the flow of blood into the brain.

2. Sit Up:

These are muscle-toning exercises that help to keep a control over blood pressure.

3. Side Bending:

Strengthens the muscles and increases the blood flow.

4. Back Bending:

Improves the flow of blood into the brain and strengthens the back muscles.

5. Rabbit Posture:

A perfect therapeutic treatment for keeping the blood pressure under control and for increasing the flow of blood to the brain. Rabbit pose helps in natural hormone balance. Hormones are special chemicals produced and distributed by glands and organs within the body. Practicing Rabbit pose stimulates the thyroid gland, helps balance and regulate metabolism. The spine gets stretched enough with an increase in mobility and elasticity of back muscles. Improves immune system and give relives from common cold, allergies, laryngitis.
Restricted for the persons having cervical spondylosis, neck and back injuries, eye problems, knee pain.

6. Fish Pose:

FISH POSE, known as 'the destroyer of all diseases' and a powerful low blood pressure treatment.

Stretching of the back and neck muscles helps the flow of blood and controlling blood pressure.


Provides maximum relaxation and checks blood pressure.

8. Legs Up The Wall Pose:

A positive theurapeutic treatment for low blood pressure.

9. Breathing (right to right & left to left) :

Sooths the mind and keeps the head cool and alleviates dizziness.

10. Corpse Pose:

Enjoy this comfortable and relaxing posture to remain healthy.