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DrRic Yoga for Hypertension Presented at Integrative Sports and Wellness (slide share edition)
DrRic Yoga for Hypertension Presented at Integrative Sports and Wellness (slide share edition)
DrRic Yoga for Hypertension Presented at Integrative Sports and Wellness (slide share edition)
DrRic Yoga for Hypertension Presented at Integrative Sports and Wellness (slide share edition)
DrRic Yoga for Hypertension Presented at Integrative Sports and Wellness (slide share edition)
DrRic Yoga for Hypertension Presented at Integrative Sports and Wellness (slide share edition)
DrRic Yoga for Hypertension Presented at Integrative Sports and Wellness (slide share edition)
DrRic Yoga for Hypertension Presented at Integrative Sports and Wellness (slide share edition)
DrRic Yoga for Hypertension Presented at Integrative Sports and Wellness (slide share edition)
DrRic Yoga for Hypertension Presented at Integrative Sports and Wellness (slide share edition)
DrRic Yoga for Hypertension Presented at Integrative Sports and Wellness (slide share edition)
DrRic Yoga for Hypertension Presented at Integrative Sports and Wellness (slide share edition)
DrRic Yoga for Hypertension Presented at Integrative Sports and Wellness (slide share edition)
DrRic Yoga for Hypertension Presented at Integrative Sports and Wellness (slide share edition)
DrRic Yoga for Hypertension Presented at Integrative Sports and Wellness (slide share edition)
DrRic Yoga for Hypertension Presented at Integrative Sports and Wellness (slide share edition)
DrRic Yoga for Hypertension Presented at Integrative Sports and Wellness (slide share edition)
DrRic Yoga for Hypertension Presented at Integrative Sports and Wellness (slide share edition)
DrRic Yoga for Hypertension Presented at Integrative Sports and Wellness (slide share edition)
DrRic Yoga for Hypertension Presented at Integrative Sports and Wellness (slide share edition)
DrRic Yoga for Hypertension Presented at Integrative Sports and Wellness (slide share edition)
DrRic Yoga for Hypertension Presented at Integrative Sports and Wellness (slide share edition)
DrRic Yoga for Hypertension Presented at Integrative Sports and Wellness (slide share edition)
DrRic Yoga for Hypertension Presented at Integrative Sports and Wellness (slide share edition)
DrRic Yoga for Hypertension Presented at Integrative Sports and Wellness (slide share edition)
DrRic Yoga for Hypertension Presented at Integrative Sports and Wellness (slide share edition)
DrRic Yoga for Hypertension Presented at Integrative Sports and Wellness (slide share edition)
DrRic Yoga for Hypertension Presented at Integrative Sports and Wellness (slide share edition)
DrRic Yoga for Hypertension Presented at Integrative Sports and Wellness (slide share edition)
DrRic Yoga for Hypertension Presented at Integrative Sports and Wellness (slide share edition)
DrRic Yoga for Hypertension Presented at Integrative Sports and Wellness (slide share edition)
DrRic Yoga for Hypertension Presented at Integrative Sports and Wellness (slide share edition)
DrRic Yoga for Hypertension Presented at Integrative Sports and Wellness (slide share edition)
DrRic Yoga for Hypertension Presented at Integrative Sports and Wellness (slide share edition)
DrRic Yoga for Hypertension Presented at Integrative Sports and Wellness (slide share edition)
DrRic Yoga for Hypertension Presented at Integrative Sports and Wellness (slide share edition)
DrRic Yoga for Hypertension Presented at Integrative Sports and Wellness (slide share edition)
DrRic Yoga for Hypertension Presented at Integrative Sports and Wellness (slide share edition)
DrRic Yoga for Hypertension Presented at Integrative Sports and Wellness (slide share edition)
DrRic Yoga for Hypertension Presented at Integrative Sports and Wellness (slide share edition)
DrRic Yoga for Hypertension Presented at Integrative Sports and Wellness (slide share edition)
DrRic Yoga for Hypertension Presented at Integrative Sports and Wellness (slide share edition)
DrRic Yoga for Hypertension Presented at Integrative Sports and Wellness (slide share edition)
DrRic Yoga for Hypertension Presented at Integrative Sports and Wellness (slide share edition)
DrRic Yoga for Hypertension Presented at Integrative Sports and Wellness (slide share edition)
DrRic Yoga for Hypertension Presented at Integrative Sports and Wellness (slide share edition)
DrRic Yoga for Hypertension Presented at Integrative Sports and Wellness (slide share edition)
DrRic Yoga for Hypertension Presented at Integrative Sports and Wellness (slide share edition)
DrRic Yoga for Hypertension Presented at Integrative Sports and Wellness (slide share edition)
DrRic Yoga for Hypertension Presented at Integrative Sports and Wellness (slide share edition)
DrRic Yoga for Hypertension Presented at Integrative Sports and Wellness (slide share edition)
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DrRic Yoga for Hypertension Presented at Integrative Sports and Wellness (slide share edition)

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  • 1. Yoga for HypertensionYoga for Hypertension Enrique Saguil, MDEnrique Saguil, MD
  • 2. HypertensionHypertension ““high blood pressure”high blood pressure” ““high blood”high blood” ““white coat response”white coat response” ““stress response”stress response” ““pressure issues”pressure issues” ““renal hypertension”renal hypertension” ““salt sensitive”salt sensitive” ““type A personality”type A personality” ““holds a lot of aggression”holds a lot of aggression” ““old fashion Italian”old fashion Italian”
  • 3. ““Newtonian” definitionNewtonian” definition  As per the JNC 7 (2003):As per the JNC 7 (2003): Systolic <140mmHgSystolic <140mmHg Diastolic < 90mmHgDiastolic < 90mmHg With diabetes or chronic kidneyWith diabetes or chronic kidney disease:disease: Systolic <130mmHgSystolic <130mmHg Diastolic < 80mmHgDiastolic < 80mmHg
  • 4. ““Einstein-ean” definitionEinstein-ean” definition  EE=MC2=MC2  Everything exists asEverything exists as energyenergy  Even an atom existsEven an atom exists asas energyenergy not a solid massnot a solid mass …….thus, the human body is nothing but.thus, the human body is nothing but energyenergy!!  Hypertension is too muchHypertension is too much energyenergy in the wrong placein the wrong place More later!? Back to bolts and nuts… Huh?
  • 5. The “Plumbing” ScenarioThe “Plumbing” Scenario  Human vascular system isHuman vascular system is closed.closed.  A house is closedA house is closed  There is some flexibility toThere is some flexibility to the systemthe system  There is no flexibility to theThere is no flexibility to the househouse  If poor blood flow is gettingIf poor blood flow is getting to an organ, heart beatsto an organ, heart beats strongerstronger  If water is not getting to aIf water is not getting to a faucet, open the flood gatesfaucet, open the flood gates
  • 6. Problems in the scenarioProblems in the scenario  Opening the flood gates for one faucet, they all getOpening the flood gates for one faucet, they all get more water pressure (leaks/wear and tear)more water pressure (leaks/wear and tear)  The heart beating harder leads to hypertrophy ofThe heart beating harder leads to hypertrophy of heart muscle tissue and the other organs getheart muscle tissue and the other organs get slammed with high pressure (eye, brain, kidney)slammed with high pressure (eye, brain, kidney)  Blindness, stroke, renal failure, heart attack,Blindness, stroke, renal failure, heart attack, pulmonary edema.pulmonary edema.
  • 7. Leading causes of death USLeading causes of death US  Heart disease 631,636Heart disease 631,636  Cancer 559,888Cancer 559,888  Stroke 137,119Stroke 137,119  Chronic LRD 124,583Chronic LRD 124,583  Accidents 121,599Accidents 121,599  Diabetes 72,499Diabetes 72,499 CDC 2006CDC 2006
  • 8. Hypertension is a Silent killerHypertension is a Silent killer  Pressure fronts in the blood vessel system andPressure fronts in the blood vessel system and be tolerated with the elasticity of the bloodbe tolerated with the elasticity of the blood vesselsvessels  Not for daily encounters with saber tooth tigersNot for daily encounters with saber tooth tigers  Rips, tears, ballooning, narrowing, an organ hasRips, tears, ballooning, narrowing, an organ has to protect itself.to protect itself.  Tolerance until the organ suffers (dies)Tolerance until the organ suffers (dies)
  • 9. strokestroke
  • 10. Congestive Heart FailureCongestive Heart Failure
  • 11. Renal FailureRenal Failure
  • 12. What happensWhat happens  What makes the “closed” system react this way?What makes the “closed” system react this way?
  • 13. The Stress ResponseThe Stress Response  Coined by Dr Walter B Cannon 1942Coined by Dr Walter B Cannon 1942 Harvard physiologist, “Vodoo Death”Harvard physiologist, “Vodoo Death”  Something has to arrive in the CNS atSomething has to arrive in the CNS at the inappropriate time to cause thethe inappropriate time to cause the “autonomic storm”.“autonomic storm”.
  • 14. The Stress ResponseThe Stress Response  Fight or flight (sympathetic stimulation)Fight or flight (sympathetic stimulation)  Adrenaline, epinephrine, norepinephrine.Adrenaline, epinephrine, norepinephrine.  Fast heart rate, fast breathing, high pressure,Fast heart rate, fast breathing, high pressure,  Hyper-acute vision and hearingHyper-acute vision and hearing  Decreased pain perception (MVA)Decreased pain perception (MVA)  Diverting blood from gut to muscleDiverting blood from gut to muscle (don’t eat before(don’t eat before swimming)swimming)  No procreation (viva viagra!)No procreation (viva viagra!)
  • 15. Good for survival (occasionally)Good for survival (occasionally)
  • 16. Not good at other timesNot good at other times
  • 17. The Relaxation ResponseThe Relaxation Response  Coined by Herb BensonCoined by Herb Benson  Decrease stress hormonesDecrease stress hormones  Studied Tibetan MonksStudied Tibetan Monks  Lower HR, RR, BP,Lower HR, RR, BP, Temp
  • 18. The Love ResponseThe Love Response -Oxytocin -Serotonin -Dopamine
  • 19. When Parasympathetic >When Parasympathetic > Sympathetic Response…Sympathetic Response…  Civilization prospersCivilization prospers  Relationship growRelationship grow  Humans feel goodHumans feel good  Digestion is efficientDigestion is efficient  Thinking is creativeThinking is creative  Sex is goodSex is good  Disease is controlledDisease is controlled  People find theirPeople find their DharmaDharma
  • 20. When Para is > SympaWhen Para is > Sympa The “Conventional MD’s” say:The “Conventional MD’s” say:  PsoriasisPsoriasis Psychosomatic Medicine 60: 625-632, 1998Psychosomatic Medicine 60: 625-632, 1998  Cytokine Production in Breast and Prostate CACytokine Production in Breast and Prostate CA PsychosomaticPsychosomatic Medicine 65: 571-581, 2003Medicine 65: 571-581, 2003  Immune FunctionImmune Function Psychosomatic Medicine 65:564-570, 2003Psychosomatic Medicine 65:564-570, 2003  IBSIBS BehavBehav ResRes TherTher. 2002 May ;40 (5):541-6. 2002 May ;40 (5):541-6    Cortisol Response in YogaCortisol Response in Yoga P3-196P3-196 The Influence of Classical Yoga Practices on Plasma Cortisol Levels.The Influence of Classical Yoga Practices on Plasma Cortisol Levels. Justin Mager*1, Vijayendra Pratap2, Barbara Levitt2, John Hanifin1, George Brainard1. 1Ctr for Integrative Med, Jefferson MedJustin Mager*1, Vijayendra Pratap2, Barbara Levitt2, John Hanifin1, George Brainard1. 1Ctr for Integrative Med, Jefferson Med Coll, Philadelphia, PA; 2Yoga Res Soc, Philadelphia, PA.Coll, Philadelphia, PA; 2Yoga Res Soc, Philadelphia, PA.
  • 21. What is Conventional Medicine AnyWhat is Conventional Medicine Any Way?Way?
  • 22. Allopathic MedicineAllopathic Medicine “Names”“Names” (ego’s)(ego’s)  AntonieAntonie van Leeuwenhoekvan Leeuwenhoek in 1676in 1676 microscopemicroscope  Joseph ListerJoseph Lister in 1865 antisepsisin 1865 antisepsis  Charles DarwinCharles Darwin in 1859 species categoriesin 1859 species categories  WatsonWatson andand CrickCrick in 1953 DNAin 1953 DNA  Robert KochRobert Koch in 1905 bacteriologyin 1905 bacteriology  Barack Hussein Obama IIBarack Hussein Obama II 20102010
  • 23. Allopathic EvolutionAllopathic Evolution CFSCFS Hahnemann 1842Hahnemann 1842  In the US some schools date back 300 yearsIn the US some schools date back 300 years  Trends changed when the microscope wasTrends changed when the microscope was developeddeveloped  Washing hands, pasteurization, public health,Washing hands, pasteurization, public health, nutrition, pharmacology, Roentgennutrition, pharmacology, Roentgen  EBM, EMR, Wikipedia, DNA, HealthcareEBM, EMR, Wikipedia, DNA, Healthcare reform, FDA, USDA, pharmaceutical industry,reform, FDA, USDA, pharmaceutical industry, health insurance industryhealth insurance industry
  • 24. AyurvedaAyurveda Ayur = lifeAyur = life Veda = science of knowledgeVeda = science of knowledge  5000 year old system of healing5000 year old system of healing  Health is a balance between environment, body,Health is a balance between environment, body, mind and spiritmind and spirit  Tibetan medicine, TCM and Greek medicineTibetan medicine, TCM and Greek medicine have roots in ayurvedahave roots in ayurveda
  • 25. Yoga!Yoga!  Comes fromComes from AyurvedaAyurveda  A lifestyle not an exerciseA lifestyle not an exercise  Hot commodity in commercial salesHot commodity in commercial sales  18 million Americans practice18 million Americans practice  Predominantly female but attracting malesPredominantly female but attracting males  Like jogging in the 60s and aerobics in the 70sLike jogging in the 60s and aerobics in the 70s  1990 study by Ornish used yoga (+) to reduce1990 study by Ornish used yoga (+) to reduce heart disease.heart disease.
  • 26. YogaYoga  Definition in Sanskrit = yolk or unionDefinition in Sanskrit = yolk or union -of mind-body / spirit-collective-of mind-body / spirit-collective consciousnessconsciousness  Yoga postures or asana formulated to help moveYoga postures or asana formulated to help move energyenergy  Yoga breathing or pranayama formulated toYoga breathing or pranayama formulated to move breath /life forcemove breath /life force more on it’s definition………………..more on it’s definition………………..
  • 27. PatangaliPatangali  Lived in the 3Lived in the 3rdrd century before Christcentury before Christ  Compiled “sutras”/ “threads” of informationCompiled “sutras”/ “threads” of information  Each sutra is a “knot” of informationEach sutra is a “knot” of information  The writing is called The Yoga SutrasThe writing is called The Yoga Sutras  Yoga was a way of life before patangali wroteYoga was a way of life before patangali wrote his format makes easier understanding of andhis format makes easier understanding of and esoteric conceptesoteric concept
  • 28. The Eight Limbs of YogaThe Eight Limbs of Yoga PatangaliPatangali 1 Law of life (yama)1 Law of life (yama) 2 The rules of living (niyama)2 The rules of living (niyama) 3 Posture (asana)3 Posture (asana) 4 Breathing exercises (pranayama)4 Breathing exercises (pranayama) 5 Retirement senses (pratyahara)5 Retirement senses (pratyahara) 6 Focusing of attention (dharana)6 Focusing of attention (dharana) 7 Meditation (dhyana)7 Meditation (dhyana) 8 The settled mind (samadhi)8 The settled mind (samadhi)
  • 29. Old languageOld language  Difficult to convey the meaningDifficult to convey the meaning  Not to be taken in a “step-wise approach”Not to be taken in a “step-wise approach”  ““Limbs” all develop simultaneouslyLimbs” all develop simultaneously  Postures and Breathing exercises togetherPostures and Breathing exercises together known asknown as Hatha YogaHatha Yoga  Hatha YogaHatha Yoga is preparation for the heart of yogais preparation for the heart of yoga - meditation- meditation
  • 30. Bastrika Pranayama Break!Bastrika Pranayama Break! Please bring your seatbacks forward and remain seated !
  • 31. Pranayama Break!!!Pranayama Break!!! 4-7-84-7-8 Andrew WeilAndrew Weil
  • 32. Salute the Sun Break!Salute the Sun Break!  SalutationSalutation  TempleTemple  Hand to footHand to foot  EquestrianEquestrian  MountainMountain  8 limbs8 limbs  CobraCobra  MountainMountain  EquestrianEquestrian  Hand to footHand to foot  TempleTemple  Salutation -hands to heart and back to business!Salutation -hands to heart and back to business!
  • 33. Chakra’sChakra’s
  • 34. Nadi’sNadi’s
  • 35. Meridia’sMeridia’s
  • 36. Energy pathways = einstein-eanEnergy pathways = einstein-ean  When the highways are moving, the city is happyWhen the highways are moving, the city is happy  When the 90 and 53 is bottlenecked,When the 90 and 53 is bottlenecked, tempers flare, people become late, road ragetempers flare, people become late, road rage ……..the city is unhappy...the city is unhappy.
  • 37. YogaYoga  Helps to unblock the highway or nadi’s andHelps to unblock the highway or nadi’s and move energy making the city/body happy.move energy making the city/body happy.  Helps “still” the mind and bring blissHelps “still” the mind and bring bliss (consciousness)(consciousness)  Helps secrete the love hormones.Helps secrete the love hormones.  Helps decrease the stress hormones.Helps decrease the stress hormones.  Helps improve breathing and oxygenate theHelps improve breathing and oxygenate the body.body.
  • 38. Why stretch nadi’sWhy stretch nadi’s  Stretching nadi’s lets energy flow.Stretching nadi’s lets energy flow.  Energy flowing through the nadi’s, flows through theEnergy flowing through the nadi’s, flows through the chakra’schakra’s  Reflexology? (lazy man energy moving)Reflexology? (lazy man energy moving)
  • 39. Postures (asana) unblock and flowPostures (asana) unblock and flow
  • 40. Unblocked flow = healthUnblocked flow = health When anahata flows hbp goes. The heart chakra is responsible for love and compassion.
  • 41. Standard “warm up’s”Standard “warm up’s”  Only hit major muscleOnly hit major muscle groupsgroups  Usually opposing groupsUsually opposing groups  Less than 5 minutes…Less than 5 minutes… ……then onto body buildingthen onto body building movements or straight tomovements or straight to runningrunning
  • 42. Problem with standard exerciseProblem with standard exercise  There’s a “high” with bodybuilding movementsThere’s a “high” with bodybuilding movements enkephalin’s and endorphin’s secreted (short).enkephalin’s and endorphin’s secreted (short).  No energy flow using the energy models and just theNo energy flow using the energy models and just the opposite with muscle stiffness .opposite with muscle stiffness .  There’s a “high” with running, (short) but the rhythmThere’s a “high” with running, (short) but the rhythm and breathwork with running also bring out aand breathwork with running also bring out a “calming” effect (long).“calming” effect (long).  No energy flow using the energy models.No energy flow using the energy models. E. Saguil, MDE. Saguil, MD
  • 43. The benefits of yoga over standard:The benefits of yoga over standard:  No short high, there is and endorphin responseNo short high, there is and endorphin response but included with mind stilling – long, all day forbut included with mind stilling – long, all day for continued tolerance to further stressors.continued tolerance to further stressors.  By stretching the nadi’s/chakra’s, energy movesBy stretching the nadi’s/chakra’s, energy moves from the root to the crown and into thefrom the root to the crown and into the universe/consciouness, the spirit stays healthy,universe/consciouness, the spirit stays healthy, body also follows and maintains health.body also follows and maintains health.
  • 44. More benefits of yogaMore benefits of yoga  Due to mind “stillness”, oxytocin flows and theDue to mind “stillness”, oxytocin flows and the inflammatory response lessens.inflammatory response lessens.  Interactions that are presented from theInteractions that are presented from the environment becomes less provoking for theenvironment becomes less provoking for the stress response.stress response.  The breathwork or pranayama takes 4 phases ofThe breathwork or pranayama takes 4 phases of breath and makes 26 different techniques-morebreath and makes 26 different techniques-more efficient lungs=more efficient heart.efficient lungs=more efficient heart.
  • 45. The Hook:The Hook:  Control theControl the stress responsestress response and you controland you control thethe hypertensive responsehypertensive response  Control theControl the relaxation responserelaxation response and youand you control thecontrol the stress responsestress response  Live inLive in blissbliss and you control theand you control the relaxationrelaxation responseresponse  Add the practice ofAdd the practice of yogayoga and you can findand you can find blissbliss
  • 46. The Saguil ApproachThe Saguil Approach  Any new lifestyle will be difficult to assimilateAny new lifestyle will be difficult to assimilate  ““RPM” and as “bed time prayer”RPM” and as “bed time prayer”  4-7-8 breathing bid can expand to an activity4-7-8 breathing bid can expand to an activity  Catch any exercise form and addCatch any exercise form and add AsanasAsanas  Dovetail yoga routines with PT/Dietary/PostopDovetail yoga routines with PT/Dietary/Postop  Encourage a month trial in a local studio.Encourage a month trial in a local studio.  ““When you can take the pebbles from myWhen you can take the pebbles from my hand it will be time for you to leave” ….?hand it will be time for you to leave” ….?
  • 47. Or else….Or else….
  • 48.  The scientific teaching ofThe scientific teaching of Hatha YogaHatha Yoga is like ais like a ladder.ladder.  Those who wish to reach the higher realms ofThose who wish to reach the higher realms of thethe Royal WayRoyal Way climb up it.climb up it. Goraksha Samhitain the relationship between hatha and raja yogaGoraksha Samhitain the relationship between hatha and raja yoga
  • 49. The Yoga’sThe Yoga’s  ViVigorousgorous- Power Yoga, Jivamukti Yoga, White- Power Yoga, Jivamukti Yoga, White Lotus Yoga, and Ashtanga YogaLotus Yoga, and Ashtanga Yoga  FlowFlow- Vinyasa-style practices- Vinyasa-style practices  HotHot- Bikram Yoga- Bikram Yoga  RestorativeRestorative- Yin Yoga and Svaroopa Yoga- Yin Yoga and Svaroopa Yoga  Attention to detail-Attention to detail- Iyengar, Anusara, andIyengar, Anusara, and Kripalu YogaKripalu Yoga  Deepak Chopra-Deepak Chopra- 7 Spiritual Laws of Yoga7 Spiritual Laws of Yoga
  • 50. Midwest Yoga ConferenceMidwest Yoga Conference http://midwestyoga.com/index.phphttp://midwestyoga.com/index.php
  • 51. Teen Mr Natural NJ 18y/oTeen Mr Natural NJ 18y/o
  • 52. Now 47y/oNow 47y/o
  • 53. Namaste!Namaste! Q & A Time!Q & A Time! www.herbal411.comwww.herbal411.com Sunday meditation groupSunday meditation group 630pm-730pm630pm-730pm

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