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7 Effective Yoga Tips for Heart Disease Prevention!

7 Effective Yoga Tips for Heart Disease Prevention!

7 Effective Yoga Tips for Heart Disease Prevention!

There is a good news about heart disease! That nearly all of the heart disease is preventable and much of it is reversible!

Yoga Tip No 1

Both for preventing the heart disease as well as for curing the same, it is recommended that you include these in your everyday lifestyle.

  • Meditation for 20 minutes
  • Early sleeping and rising
  • Yoga/exercises in moderation
  • Deep breathing techniques (Pranayama)

Yoga Tip No 2

Understand the benefits of yoga therapy and also how yoga helps in heart disease.

  • Yoga helps the lungs take in oxygen more efficiently.
  • Yoga strengthens the heart.
  • Yoga helps to make the blood “thinner,” preventing the formation of blood clots.
  • Yoga reconditions heart muscles for using oxygen inefficiently.

Yoga Tip No 3

  • Yoga Teacher’s role is highly recommended for proper guidance of Yoga poses.
  • Yoga Wear needs to be comfortable and loose.
  • A gap of half hour needs to be maintained between water and your meals.
  • It is better to consult your doctor about your Medical Condition before starting with the Yoga practice.
  • Don’t compete. Do yoga only in accordance to your own personal strength and stamina.

Yoga Tip No. 4

Know the benefits of recommended Yoga Asanas or the Yoga poses for Heart disease –


  • Highly recommended for heart patients.
  • Regularizes blood circulation in the body.
  • Tadasana practiced during pregnancy aids in normal delivery of the baby.

Precaution for Heart Patients: Do not hold the breath while performing the asana.

Pashchimotan Asana

  • Bestows strength & flexibility to the spine.
  • Recommended for relieving obesity.
  • Purifies blood & imparts glow to the skin.
  • Invigorates the gastric fire & has a wormicidal effect.

Precaution for Heart Patients: Do not hold the breath while performing the asana.

Twisting Pose

  • Energizing, relaxing & invigorating Asana.
  • Increases blood circulation in the body which imparts beauty & natural glow.
  • Thorough massage of the intestines which relieves chronic constipation.
  • Practiced before going to bed, promotes sound sleep.

Bhujang Asana

  • Recommended for spine problems.
  • Helpful in losing excessive fat.
  • Highly beneficial for asthma patients.
  • Imparts flexibility & strength to spinal cord.

Precaution for Heart Patients: Do not hold the breath while performing the asana.

Yoga Tip No. 5

Pranayama or the deep breathing technique also provides great assistance in preventing heart disease.

Anulom-Vilom Pranayama

  • Cleanses all the nerves of the body.
  • Purifies the blood & relieves skin maladies.
  • Invigorates the digestive fire.
  • Imparts positive thinking.
  • Balances the three doshas i.e. Vata, Pitta & Kapha or the air, fire and phlegm body humors.

Yoga Tip No. 6

Mudra therapy or the hand alignment is also recommended for heart patients.

Hridya Mudra

The Hridya mudra or the heart hand alignment has been particularly designed for the heart patients.
Patients of high blood pressure and heart palpitations may drive favorable results from practicing the same.

Yoga Tip No. 7

Precautions for Heart Patients.

  • Asanas & Pranayama should never be practiced beyond capacity.
  • Heart must never be strained.
  • At slightest sign of heart strain or pain, the practice should be stopped.
  • Practice without breath retention.
  • Inverted postures should be avoided by heart patients.

Disclaimer: The content is purely informative and educational in nature and should not be construed as medical advice. Please use the content only in consultation with an appropriate certified medical or healthcare professional.

Sonica Krishan

Dr Sonica Krishan is Author and Speaker in the areas of Healthy and Joyous Living through Ayurveda, Meditation, Yoga and other Contemplative practices. She is also Health Writer, Columnist, Editor, Ayurveda Consultant at Herboveda and Holistic Healing Coach. Dr Sonica is open for National as well as International Collaborations with interested people / institutions in fields of Ayurveda, Meditation and Yoga.