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High blood pressure may be caused by several factors, the primary ones being stress and fatigue (which lead to kidney/adrenal exhaustion). For students who are overly stressed, it is best to evaluate what is causing the stress and then customize the practice accordingly.

If the stress is stagnant – caused by too much sitting in a chair – the student should be taught sequences like Suryanamaskar (Sun Salutation) and other high-energy asanas, as well as groin openers in the form of mild backbends. If the students frequently work at computers, sequences that include shoulder and upper-back openers – like Gomukhasana (Cow Face Pose), Garudasana (Eagle Pose), Parvatasana (interlocking the hands overhead, palms up), and Paschim Nanaskarasana (reverse Namaste), all of which can be done seated in a chair – can also help

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