The wonderful benefits of yoga for people with heart disease


Yoga is a multi-effect practice that if you know how to apply correctly, you can prevent many diseases related to bone joints, digestion or stress, besides, it is also really good for cardiovascular disease.

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People with heart disease should practice yoga regularly and properly. After a long-term practicing, the blood glucose levels, blood pressure and triglycerides levels of the patient will be decreased significantly. And of course, the decrease of the harmful factor to your heart will reduce the risk of heart disease. In addition, yoga also helps the patient’s brain become fresher with no anxiety or stress and the factors causing the disease will be weaker. When practicing yoga regularly, the body will increase the collection of antioxidant components (anti-cancer component) and decrease cortisol (stress causing hormone), thereby significantly reducing the cardiovascular disease caused by tension and fatigue.

Moreover, practicing yoga also help improve heart strength as well as the quality of patient’s life with cardiovascular problems. With the combination of yoga and conventional medical care, patient’s body will be suppler, reducing myocarditis and having a better health. As we know, atrial fibrillation is a condition in which the heart rate is irregular, leading to stroke and other complications. However, thanks to yoga, atrial fibrillation, heart rate and blood pressure would reduce.

Notes for exercising

For people with heart disease, the exercising process must have a specific guidance from health professionals and experienced yogi because small errors in practicing can also cause serious problem for patient. In particular, they should avoid inappropriate postures like candle pose or shoulder standing pose.

Besides, breathing is very important in yoga, therefore, it is necessary to have a precise instruction so that the practitioner can perform it correctly and consistently. If you practice incorrectly, it is sure that you do not receive any benefit, even causing the illness become more severe and difficult to recover. You should also note some following things before practicing yoga:

  • Do not put your head lower than the heart position if you have high blood pressure, heart problems, glaucoma or retinal detachment.
  • If you have high blood pressure or heart disease, you should only hold the powerful standing or prone position in a short time. Also, for high blood pressure, you should put two arms under your head when practicing.
  • If you are suffering from low blood pressure, you should escape the inverted posture slowly.


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