On This International Yoga Day
Follow these tips and do these Asanas to cure your Heart Problem
Today, the uncomfortable truth is that there is no age factor that determines heart ailments. People in their 20s are falling prey to heart attacks. Is it because, the world is on our shoulders, responsibilities, family etc? or is it because we skip our meals and substitute it with convenience food with zero nutrition? Probably a mix of these and several other factors of modern living, stress being one of the biggest factor.
So, what can we do about it? One option is to include a generous slice of nature in our daily lives. YOGA for instance! This is a healthy and natural alternative for heart patients. Yoga exercises are a must as it is preventive as well as a curative measure too.
Fast paced lifestyles, fattening food habits and shortened sleep cycles have increased the incidence of heart ailments. Customised yoga exercises for heart patients is natural, and therefore desirable. So choose the safer solution which is free from side effects. Live a healthier and heartier life. Practice yoga for a healthy heart.
Pranayama (Breathing exercise) in the morning helps to remove heart blockages. Pranayama is a powerful and effective breathing exercise to improve blood circulation.
Yoga practice helps to develop the body and mind and has a lot of health benefits.
Suggested diet to be follow for Heart Problems:
Drink Lauki juice daily in the morning before breakfast.
Regular use of green leafy vegetables and sprouted food.
Heart Patient should take soyabean milk in place of animal milk.
Grapes and Mango work like heart tonics.
Fruits/Juices: Coconut water, Green Gourd, Pomegranate, Amla, Lemon, Honey Water.
Salads: Cucumber, Carrot, Beeetroot, Sprouted Alpha.
Vegetables: Spinach, White Pumpkin, Garlic, Onion.
Fenugreek Seeds (Methi) and Black Gram soaked at night in water and drink its water the next morning and eat them.
Vitamin B control cholesterol and Vitamin C converts into bile salt. Sesame (Til) milk compensates for deficiency of calcium.
Types of Pranayama to prevent/cure heart disease:
Bhastrika Pranayama – भस्त्रिका प्राणायाम
Kapalbhati Pranayama – कपालभाति प्राणायाम
Sitkari Pranayam – सीत्कारी प्राणायाम
Yoga poses to prevent coronary artery disease.
This yoga posture is a welcome relief after the chair pose. It allows the heart rate to settle and become soft and rhythmic again. It also boosts blood circulation.
Trikonasana is a heart opening, standing yoga posture designed to promote cardiovascular exercise. The chest expands as breathing becomes deep and rhythmical. It also increases stamina.
This yoga posture strengthens the chest muscles and expands the lung region, increasing its capacity.
This yoga posture requires focus and strength to balance. It helps to control weight, thus boosting the health of your heart.
Tadasana (Mountain pose) – ताड़ासन
The mountain pose helps strengthen the vertebral column and the heart. The deep breathing involved also expands the lungs.
Bhujangasana stretches the chest and invigorates the heart.
The bow pose opens up and strengthens the heart region. It is stimulating and makes the whole body flexible.
Shavasana (Corpse Pose) – शवासन
Deep rest is the counter pose for all yoga postures. It allows the body and the breath to relax. It is a wonderful stress buster. It improves the overall health of the heart and body.