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blood pressure

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mturns100

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Hi,

Im very new to freediving and I haven't actually done any diving yet, but I have been practicing statics. A couple of times when I have been practicing I feel the blood pressure round my neck getting very high. I was just wondering if this was normal? I have only ever got it when lying down and it's not unbearable at all, but I don't want to burst a blood vessel or anything like that, so thats why Im asking.

Any advice or answers would be much appreciated!
Thanks,
Mat.
 

efattah

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Mar 2, 2001
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It's normal. You can minimize the effect by bending your head forward and touching your chin to your chest; this is called jalandhara bandha, a yoga technique to 'prevent excessive pressure in the head' during breath holding.


Eric Fattah
BC, Canada
 
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