In this episode of Natural Health Secrets, we will teach you how to practice Yoga regularly and 8 best Yoga poses for heart health you need to know.
Exercise – Be Physically Active.
Walking just 30 minutes a day can lower your risk for heart attack and stroke. The goal is to complete at least 30 minutes of moderate aerobic activity, at least five days a week. If you’ve had a heart attack, wait to be cleared by your cardiologist before beginning any exercise.
Practice Yoga Regularly.
Not only is yoga great for flexibility, strength, managing stress, depression and anxiety, it is also linked to better heart health. And, long-term sustained yoga practice may play a role in improving overall health. In fact, a systemic review of clinical trials found that yoga may improve cardiac health by lowering blood pressure, lowering cholesterol, losing weight, lowering triglycerides and improving heart rate.
8 Best Yoga Poses for Heart Health
1 / 10 Savasan
2 / 10 Breathe Deeply
3 / 10 Easy Pose (Sukhasana)
4 / 10 Mountain Pose (Tadasana)
5 / 10 Standing Forward Bend (Uttanasana)
6 / 10 Big-Toe Pose (Padangusthasana)
7 / 10 Downward Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)
8 / 10 Head – to – Knee Forward Bend (Janu Sirsasana)
Exercise helps restore and maintain cardiovascular health by improving blood flow, bringing more oxygen to your cells, managing hormones and blood sugar levels and helping you relax. This makes it one of the most powerful things you can to do prevent clogged arteries.
Studies suggest that exercise can benefit your heart just as much as certain medications. Try whichever type works best for you and your current level of fitness, such as yoga, Tai Chi or simply walking more.
Stress Reduction & Treat Anxiety.
Stress, depression and anxiety all have real consequences on our physical and emotional health. In addition to a healthy diet, regular exercise and high-quality sleep, other activities such as Transcendental Meditation and art therapy may help.
Also, ashwagandha, one of the top natural remedies for anxiety, is shown to combat stress, anxiety and depression. Take 300 milligrams of a high – quality ashwagandha supplement daily. (24) Be sure to check with your health care provider first
Stress raises cortisol levels and may interfere with inflammatory responses when left unmanaged. Chronic stress caused by our modern, fast-paced lifestyles can affect just about every bodily system — suppressing the immune system, slowing metabolism, and stalling digestion, detoxification and cell regeneration.
Some of the best natural stress relievers include getting proper sleep, praying and/or meditating, working out, journaling, doing something creative, cooking or spending time with family and pets.
In the next episode, we will introduce you some natural ways to keep your heart healthy & heart attack recovery.