Yoga For Heart Health
It is 2019 and by now I believe all of us have heard the word “yoga”, the ancient Hindu practice combines simple meditation with breathing control and very specific physical poses to relax your mind and body. But we may not be aware that a healthy heart is one of the many health benefits a consistent yoga practice delivers.
A healthy body makes your heart’s job easier. All of your interior and exterior body parts and processes are interconnected. That means the increased flexibility, strength, balance and mental health delivered by yoga translate to a stronger and healthier heart.
Yoga has also been proven to consistently elevate your mood. Practicing yoga regularly decreases the amount of stress in your life, and helps you to control your emotions. Since stress is one of the leading causes of heart problems, the mental aspect of yoga helps lead to a healthy heart.
As we already mentioned, yoga is a physical activity. Doctors, physical trainers and other health professionals agree that physical movement is great for your heart. A sedentary, inactive lifestyle is linked to a long list of devastating, and even deadly, health problems. Consistent physical activity makes you healthy in a number of ways, including positively impacting your cardiovascular system.
Yoga has also been shown to improve your aerobic capacity, lower your blood pressure and even calm an irregular heartbeat. Begin practicing yoga today. Not only will your heart and body benefit, but your emotional and mental states will as well.