Screen Shot 2012-11-26 at 3.00.36 PMBy The Chopra Well
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, affects millions of people around the world, including over 30% of American adults. Often referred to as "the silent killer" for its tendency to wreak havoc on the body without producing symptoms, hypertension is the most common cardiovascular disease and a leading cause of stroke. If you have any concerns, get checked by your doctor. There likely won't be any other way of knowing if you're at risk.
This pervasive and dangerous condition is at the heart of today's episode of URBAN YOGIS on The Chopra Well YouTube channel. Ashtanga yoga instructor Eddie Stern has teamed up with fellow instructor Blake Seidenshaw and physical therapy professor Marshall Hagins at Long Island University (LIU) to conduct a study on the effects of yoga on patients suffering from hypertension. As of yet, yoga has not definitively been proven to be an effective treatment for high blood pressure, on its own, though evidence does suggest itRead More »from Can Yoga Help Treat High Blood Pressure?