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Wellness Wednesday | Yoga – A promising approach to enhance heart heath

Yoga is the most valuable component for a heart-healthy lifestyle

Written by  Shefali Kohli -- September 27th 2023 07:07 PM
Wellness Wednesday | Yoga – A promising approach to enhance heart heath

Wellness Wednesday | Yoga – A promising approach to enhance heart heath

Wellness Wednesday: Yoga is a combination of mind-body techniques is a set of physical exercises with breathing techniques , relaxation and meditation that can be effectively used to stimulate physical and mental well-being. 

Yoga is the most valuable component for a heart-healthy lifestyle. A well-rounded fitness routine that includes aerobic exercises, strength training, and flexibility work, in addition to yoga, is often recommended for optimal cardiovascular health. 

What is cardiovascular disease? 

Heart failure is a type of cardiovascular disease in which the heart muscle is either too weak or too stiff to efficiently pump blood, resulting in fluid buildup, shortness of breath, and other difficulties. The most commonly used categorization system for determining the severity of a patient's symptoms is the New York Heart Association (NYHA) Functional categorization system.

The NYHA system categorises patients into one of four groups based on their physical activity limits, with Class I being the least severe and Class IV being the most severe. Ejection fraction is also measured by clinicians to evaluate how efficiently the heart pumps blood.

According to the research 75% of heart failure patients undergo surgeries or take regular device therapies, undergo heart transplantation with a combination of medications and other treatment approach. 

However, individuals with existing heart conditions should not consult with a healthcare provider but should start Yoga and Meditation approach. 

Yoga- One-stop solution for heart diseases 

Yoga and Meditation is indeed a promising approach to enhance heart health and overall well-being. It offers a holistic and multifaceted approach to improving cardiovascular health through various physical postures, breathing exercises, and meditation techniques. 

Yoga is renowned for enhancing flexibility and balance, offers surprising cardiovascular benefits. This ancient practice combines postures, meditation, and breathing exercises to promote strength, flexibility, and pain reduction. Weight-bearing poses strengthen bones and muscles, while promoting heart health through improved circulation, reduced blood pressure, cholesterol, blood glucose levels, and heart rate. 

8 Yoga Poses for Heart Health


This pose improves posture and encourages healthy circulation


This pose helps to focus on balance and stability, which can help with concentration and reduce stress.


This pose engages your leg muscles and strengthens the heart


This pose stretches the sides of your body and promotes healthy blood flow.


This pose strengthens the back and opens the chest, helping with lung capacity and circulation


This pose strengthens the back and stimulates the heart

Setu Bandhasana 

This pose stretches the chest and helps improve blood circulation.


Savasana is a relaxation pose that reduces stress and promotes overall well-being.

- With inputs from agencies


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