Effects of Sheetali and Sheetkari Pranayamas on Blood Pressure and Autonomic Function in Hypertensive Patients.

Author(s): Sudhamshi Beeram

Context: Hypertension (HTN) is a chronic medical Context: Hypertension (HTN) is a chronic medical condition affecting nearly 1 billion people worldwide. Yoga, typically thought of as a series of physical postures, also includes breath practices and meditation. It has thepotential to reduce the blood pressure (BP) through a combination of stress reduction and modification of the physiology of the autonomic nervous system. Pranayamais the art of prolongation and control of breath and helps bring conscious awareness to breathing patterns.