and Complementary Medicine for Heart Disease
Relaxation through yoga may help some patients control their blood pressure.
Yoga may also improve the blood flow and make arteries and veins more elastic. Yoga can
help reduce the stress, a major contributor to heart disease.
A number of poses and breathing techniques are useful in managing cardiovascular health.
Pose) is the preferred yogic asana for relaxation. Lie down
quietly on the floor in a mat, flat on your back with your arms by your
sides. Concentrate on the flow of your breath. Inhale and exhale, inhale and exhale.
During the natural stops in breathing after exhalation (and before inhalation) and after inhalation and before exhalation, stay quiet, silent, for a few seconds, This practice brings tranquility and rest, which are healing
to the heart. Remain in savasana pose practicing this quiet breathing for 10 to 15 minutes.
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Nidra - Yoga Relaxation
Sun Salutation: This set of yoga exercises are recommended
for cardiovascular health. Do at least 6 to 12 cycles a day. It will help to strengthen the health of the heart and help to prevent heart attack.
If you are already suffering from heart problems, the Sun Salutation may be too
strenuous and is not recommended. In this case, you may substitute the following postures instead:
We recommend that you consult your physician before you undertake any exercise
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A deep breathing exercise such as ujjayi pranayama
is helpful for cardiovascular health.
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