Hello yogis, I am new to this forum and new to yoga. I have a few doubts and will be grateful, if anyone is able to clear these doubts.
My condition briefly:
I am 52/M with sedantary job, normal weight. I have anxiety and BP. Took medication for anxiety for a few years and now off those, but on medication for BP, Telmisartan 40 and metoprolok 20 for high heart beat. Been regularly walking and BP is control with medication.
Recently joined a yoga class to get rid off my anxiety and attended classes for a month, my yoga instructor told i can do all regular asanas including kapalabhatti.
I was feeling fine until my echo showed LV diastolic dysfunction and tachycardia, MY doctor , a very good cardiologist, told it is normal age ralated thing and nothing to worry and i can do all the regular asanas, i consulted another doc and he also told i can do what all a normal person can do, I do my yoga after 40 minutes walk after 45 minutes break in the morning
Given my anxiety, even with doctors assurance, i want to be sure if i can do the following:
1.Kapalabhati, at least slowly
2. suryanamaskar( before the test, i could comfortatbly do 3-5 rounds)
3. Breath retention ( I could do nadi sodhana with 3:12:6, now, after the test, not sure if i can the the kumbakh)
4. Other asanas such as downward dog, forward bend, viparita karani, etc which are known to be generally good for bp control.
5. Any other asanas with head below the heart.
I will be greatful if anyone can offer advice , which i will value very highly