A no-brainer...

It may seem like a no-brainer to most yogis, but now the medical community agrees: yoga reduces hypertension. A study at Yale followed participants who used yoga, meditation, and guided imagery. All three practices favorable affected systolic and diastolic blood pressure, but yoga had the best results, with mean systolic reductions of 19.07 mm Hg and diastolic by 13.13 mm Hg. That is why I practice yoga each day to keep my (genetically?) high blood pressure down without medication. Has anyone reduced their blood pressure using yoga?

Source: Yoga Journal Magazine

Here's some additional information (and poses here) on yoga's benefits to persons with hypertension.

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