YOGA POSES FOR HEALTHY HEART
Heart of a human body is an extremely crucial part of the human body. The main function of the heart is to circulate blood throughout the body, removing carbon dioxide and other wastes and supplying oxygen and other essential nutrients to the tissues of the body. The heart pumps rich in oxygen blood from the lungs to the body and also receives oxygen-deficient blood from the body. Unhealthy food and detrimental lifestyle can cause the blockage of the arteries of heart which can increase the pumping of the heart, can result in heart attack or heart muscle damage.
As the heart is one of the most prominent parts of our body, so to keep the heart salubrious is the major task. Daily practice of Yoga is the most renowned practice for the healthy functioning of the heart and lowers the stress of the body. 15 to 20 minutes of breathing yoga exercise is always excellent in lowering the risk of heart attack by removing the heart blockage. Pranayama in the morning also improves the circulation of blood and boosts beneficial HDL cholesterol. But over practicing of Yoga by heart patients should be avoided.
The various yoga Asana which can be practiced to reduce the risk of heart diseases are as follows:-
Pranayama (Deep Breathing)
Pranayama helps in reducing the risk of heart attack and other heart related diseases. To manage hypertension, breathing with an exhalation twice as the span of inhalation is a spanking exercise. Breathing deeply can help in reducing blood pressure and calms your nervous system thus becomes an effective tool for a good heart.
Sukhasana (Easy Pose)
Sukhasana is also referred to as mini meditation and focuses on inhalation and exhalation of breath. This pose is very much aids on the relaxation of our heart after the workout. This yoga asana helps in attainment of serenity and calmness to the mind and reduces hypertension which in turns accelerates the healthy working of our heart.
Tadasana (Mountain Pose)
Standing with your feet parallel and breathing deeply during this asana will help in improving the blood circulation throughout the body. This pose is also helpful in attaining the tranquil state of mind with an increase in the focusing power of the mind.
Uttanasana (Standing Forward Bend)
Beneficial in mild depression and asthma disease, this poses comprises of inhaling and exhale with standing in Mountain pose with hands on the hips and folds forward. This pose helps in reducing high blood pressure, enables the proper flow of blood to the head, and heals the blood tissues. The symptoms of anxiety, stress, fatigue, and mild depression can ease up by daily practicing of this Yoga asanas.
Padangusthasana (Big-Toe Pose)
Inhale and exhale and bending from hips from the mountain pose helps in chilling out of mind and relieves stress. This pose of yoga eradicate anxiety and improve the supply of oxygenated blood thus reducing the workload f our heart. This yoga practices increasing the density if muscles in our body thus reducing the harmful fat present in our body.
Adho Mukha Savasana (Downward Dog pose)
Possess the calming benefits, this inverted “V” position asanas is a very good exercise for a healthy heart. This posture calms the mind, and useful in curing headache, insomnia, and fatigue, which is not good for the proper functioning of the heart. This yoga posture helps in toning the body muscle and reducing the harmful fat responsible for the cardiac arrest. It increases the spine and the lung capacity which in turns helps in the appropriate circulation of blood inside our body.
Set Bandha Sarvangasana (Bridge Pose)
Setu Bandha Sarvangasana is basically lying down on the back, and your palms touching the earth with bending knees and arms at the side. This asnas is useful infighting from the symptoms of Asthma, high blood pressure, anxiety, fatigue and insomnia. This posture is known as a good therapy in remedying hypertension, osteoporosis, and sinusitis. It also helps in improving and increasing the blood circulation and resting the muscles of the heart, thus preventing the arterial blockage or cardiac arrest.
Supta Padangusthasana (Recycling hand-to-big-toe pose)
This stretching hamstrings asanas with lying on the back will result in relieving your stress level and anxiety. Considered as the best therapy for high blood pressure patients, this pose reduces depression and calms your brain.
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