A new study has found that yoga can benefit people who are looking to lower their high blood pressure.
A study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Hypertension shows that practicing yoga could help decrease blood pressure in people with mild to moderate hypertension, the Huffington Post reported.
“So far it looks very promising that yoga might be a useful therapy for patients with mild-to-moderate hypertension who want to avoid using medication,” study researcher Dr. Debbie Cohen, M.D., of the University of Pennsylvania, told MedPage Today.
“This could also be used as an adjunct to other lifestyle modifications,” she said.
The study included 120 people with an average age of 50, 58 of whom completed the study.