Western culture is so continuously bombarded with negative messages about aging that most of us hardly notice it. It is widely accepted that if you’re moving into your middle years—or especially your elder years—your life is pretty much in decline and you—and your voice—become less and less relevant.

Embedded in Western culture as it now is, popular Western yoga has adopted much the same attitude. Sure, there are elder teachers whose voices are still heard and respected, but for the most part, the wider yoga culture has skewed toward youth and fitness.

Regular Meditation Can Help Lower Blood Pressure Naturally

Both meditation and yoga therapy show promise as effective ways to lower blood pressure naturally. Read more

Yoga for Healthy Aging: Study Finds Yoga Improves Common Age-related Heart and Brain Changes

Aging is more than just gray hair and forehead wrinkles—getting older takes a toll on every part of our bodies, especially our cardiovascular and nervous systems. But a new study suggests that there’s something we can do to reverse the detrimental effects of aging: yoga . Read more
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Yoga For High Blood Pressure: An Interview with Timothy McCall, M.D.

Have you ever wondered why your doctor takes your blood pressure on every visit? This silent but deadly condition is one of the leading causes of heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure. One in three... Read more

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Reducing High Blood Pressure: Comprehensive Lifestyle Changes, Including Yoga, Produce Superior Results

Nearly 30% of adults aged 18 years of age and older in the U.S. suffer from hypertension or high blood pressure. The disease is often called a silent killer, as most individuals experience few if any symptoms. Left unchecked hypertension increases the risk for cardiac illness including heart attack, heart failure and stroke, and is also a major contributor to kidney disease. Read more
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Which Are the Best Yoga Poses for High Blood Pressure and Which Should You Avoid?

Yoga can be a very beneficial therapy for controlling and lowering high blood pressure naturally. The gentle, soothing practice of yoga asanas settles both mind and body and reduces stress—a leading cause of hypertension. Read more
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Ayurvedic Herbal Remedies for High Blood Pressure

The powerful potential of Ayurvedic herbs enlivens the inner healing ability of the body to lower blood pressure naturally and prevent heart disease. Read more

What Is High Blood Pressure?

Much research has shown high blood pressure to be caused by lifestyle factors. Indeed, the best natural remedy for high blood pressure may simple lifestyle modifications. Changing your diet, reducing stress e.g. by practicing yoga, and other simple changes can go a long way towards reducing blood pressure naturally. Read more
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5 Ways to Lower Blood Pressure Naturally

Practicing yoga asanas for high blood pressure, stress management, and other simple lifestyle habits can be remarkably effective ways to lower high blood pressure naturally. > Read more

How Yoga Therapy Helps Lower Blood Pressure Naturally

Diet and exercise are well-known remedies for lowering high blood pressure naturally. Less well known, perhaps, is that yoga offers natural therapy for high blood pressure as well. Read more