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Cardiac Rehab- 7 Best Yoga Poses

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When performed mindfully, yoga, while addressing all the underlying causes can reduce hypertension. It calms down the nervous system, thereby slowing down your heart rate.

I was diagnosed with chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy (CIC) in late 2010. Though I may have to take heart meds some day (beta blockers, ACE inhibitors, etc) I have managed to increase my ejection fraction by 20% since the diagnosis of CIC without any conventional heart medications.

I have kept my chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy and chronic afib stable with a variety of evidence-based non-conventional heart therapies and NO toxic medications. None.

I’m working hard to keep my heart healthy through

  • diet,
  • exercise,
  • supplementation,
  • and lifestyle.

While daily exercise is critical for my heart health, I am limited in what form of exercise I can participate in.

Enter yoga. According to the article linked below, yoga will reduce my risk of stroke, kidney failure and heart failure.

Have you been diagnosed with cardiomyopathy? To learn more about heart healthy lifestyle, nutrition, supplementation, etc. therapies, scroll down the page, post a question or comment and I will reply to you ASAP.

Thank you,

David Emerson

  • MM Survivor
  • MM Cancer Coach
  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer

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7 Best Yoga Poses for a Healthy Heart

Your heart is one of the most important parts of your body. Every third person you see today is popping pills and is suffering from high blood pressure. High blood pressure increases the risk of heart stroke, kidney failure, and heart failure. A healthy heart is imperative for your overall well being. 

As hypertension in most of the cases is stress induced, Yoga helps a great deal with it. When performed mindfully, yoga, while addressing all the underlying causes can reduce hypertension. It calms down the nervous system, thereby slowing down your heart rate. It also teaches trains your muscles and mind to relax. 

We are going to discuss how some of the best yoga poses can promote your heart health. Let’s see how they benefit you.

Easy Pose  

The sukhasana or easy pose is also called mini-meditation. You can do this at the beginning or at the end of your session. You have to sit down right away, but you have to do this in a cross-legged position. Your right shin has to be right in front of your left.   

Mountain Pose  

The Tadasana or mountain pose will allow you to calm your mind right away. It sharpens your concentration skills and improves your blood circulation. Your feet should stand parallel, and they need to be a hip-width apart too. Lift your kneecaps by putting strength on your thighs. You have to avoid locking your knees while doing this.  

Standing Forward Bend   

The standing forward bend or uttanasana is extremely effective. In this asana, you have to place your feet separate as wide apart as you can. Now, align your feet and little toes on the edges of the mat, and place a block in line with your big toes. You can use some blocks to help your head to get the support it needs. ou have to inhale after putting your hands on your hips.   

Big-toe Pose  

The big-toe pose or padangusthasana is the easy asana that you have been seeking for a long time so you can relief your stress. This will allow you to chill out down the road too. You will be using the famous Mountain Pose to stand, inhale and exhale. You will have to do this as you bend.  

Love List Meditation  

In this pose, you will have to sit at just the front of your mat. Crossing the ankles is important, or you can also put one front just in front of the other. You can also lift the muscles of your pelvic floor after sitting tall. You need to place your palms just together at your chest.   

Heart-opening Wall  

You have to use the famous heart-opening wall pose so you can get amazing results for your heart as soon as possible too. You will have to move the wall – really?- as soon as you can. Next, you have to sit on your beautiful heels.   

Side Spin  

The amazing side spin will allow you to take your heart to a new level of health. You will have to sit with your right leg just extended. You will need to bend your knee right away to get the desired results. Let your left foot go to your right inner thigh.  

We have talked about some of the best poses that you can practice for your heart health.They help in regulating your blood pressure and contribute to your overall health. Remember that the Easy Pose is one of the best poses that you can use these days to keep your heart healthy, and you have to this at the end or the beginning of your practice. 

Do not forget to use the power of the famous Mountain Pose if you want to improve your circulation right away. Yes, you can do this and you will truly make your heart happy as soon as possible too. Use each one of the poses we talked about so you can take your heart’s health to a new level.

Author Bio:

Jennifer is a proficient writer who firmly believes in the age-old remedies and holistic medicine as a primary cure for several diseases. After graduating she embarked on a journey to find the truth about holistic and natural remedies.


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