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blood pressure

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May 20, 2004

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!
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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