BY TEAM FOURTH FRONTIER DESK
Yoga assists you in adopting a heart-healthy lifestyle in addition to enhancing fitness and reducing stress.
According to Dr. Sat Bir Singh Khalsa a yoga researcher and neuroscientist - There are 4 distinct but interconnected areas in which yoga has specific benefits, not just for heart disease but for any illness.
According to a study, practicing active types of yoga regularly for a few months helps to lower blood pressure, a major risk factor for heart disease by an average of five points.
Stress activates the body's fight-or-flight response and increases heart rate. Yoga helps to activate the opposite effect, the rest-and-digest response, and enables you to be less reactive to stress.
According to National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health survey, more than 80% of yoga enthusiasts reported a decrease in stress, the most vital element to prevent heart disease.
A lifestyle that includes yoga as one of its four key components (low-fat vegan diet, maintenance of loving, moderate exercise, supportive relationships) helps to shrink blockages in arteries.
Practicing yoga helps with weight management, which is an important factor in maintaining heart health.
Yoga is a form of exercise that promotes relaxation and mindfulness, which have a positive impact on your mental well-being and overall heart health.