Daily cardiovascular exercise is highly recommended in addition to a daily program of yoga & meditation. Yoga asanas have been proven to be beneficial for people of all ages & fitness levels & they can serve as an effective tool for preventing heart disease. Research has proven that regular yoga practice with other lifestyle changes can prevent or correct heart disease.
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How does Yoga asanas work?Asana improve cardiovascular efficiency even in a diseased person. Asana involve minimal muscular activity hence minimum production of carbon dioxide. This reduces the level of stress to the heart. Yoga oxygenates the blood & pushes fresh nutrients to all peripheral vessels & capillaries.
Impaired circulation aids in maximum oxygen supply to the brain & all organ, improves alertness, memory & mood.
The vital organs receive a steady supply of the nutrients they need for optimal functioning while you are doing these exercise.
Various asanas immensely helps towards a healthy heart –
Parvatasan ( Mountain pose), Tadasan ( Palm tree pose), trikaonasan ( Triangle pose) , ushtrasan ( camel pose), Bhujangasan ( Cobra pose)etc
Pranayam & Heart Disease:
The Breath is bridge between the body & mind. Pranayam is a type of breath work associated with yoga that helps you gain control of your breath & control the energy in the body.
During Pranayam your exhalation is longer than your inhalation & it triggers the parasympathetic nervous system, which helps lower the heart rate & blood pressure.
Meditation is not just method of relaxation & stress management, but also as an aid to strengthen the heart & create more active state in body.