what are yoga poses for heart disease

Heart keeps you alive. Yoga is only tradition that consider this aspect very important. Over 84% men/women acknowledged that Yoga poses are far better than aerobic exercises for healthy heart. Yogic traditions view the heart as a key to good health, the source of love and connection, and a wellspring of spiritual potential. Open your heart is a common cue during yoga poses, and being informed about the energetics and physiology of the heart will help you to do just that.

There are many ways to explore and experience the heart through yoga. First, a quick review of the heart’s physical anatomy: As the center of the body’s circulatory system, the human heart’s four chambers create a double pump about the size of a closed fist. The heart recirculates about 1,250 gallons of blood each day through 100,000 miles of blood vessels. The right atrium and ventricle circulate blood to and from the lungs; the left, to the rest of the body. The heart is cradled between the lungs, and during deep yogic breathing, its apex, level with the fifth or sixth rib, is massaged by the diaphragm.

Coronary heart disease afflicts millions of people in the United States and in other western countries. This deadly disease is on the rise, especially among women. In fact, each year in the United States, heart disease kills around 366,000 women, making it a leading cause of death. Men and women are both equally at risk from coronary heart disease. Depending on coronary artery risk factors, such as your age and genetics, you can figure out which types of heart conditions you should try to avoid. For instance, if your family has a history of heart attacks, artery disease, or even diabetes, you should be careful about what you eat and how often you exercise, since foods with high amounts of fat and cholesterol can increase your chances of having a stroke or heart attack in the future.Daily cardiovascular exercise is highly recommended in addition to a daily program of yoga and/or meditation.

Yoga poses have been proven to be beneficial for people of all ages and fitness levels, and they can serve as an effective tool for preventing heart disease. Research has proven that including Yoga practices with other lifestyle changes can prevent or correct heart problems like hypertension and atherosclerosis.

How Yoga Helps in Heart Disease?

A yoga practice teaches people how to integrate yoga poses with breathing, and meditation techniques, empowering them to manage stress and notice habitual holding patterns in the body. Yoga exercise improves the health of the entire circulatory system, beginning with the production of blood. Improving circulation in the legs by means of daily Yoga stretching exercises helps to rejuvenate the blood by stretching the body's major blood vessels to keep them free flowing and elastic. In addition, yoga oxygenates the blood and pushes fresh nutrients to all peripheral vessels and capillaries. Improved circulation means that the brain will receive more oxygen, improving alertness, memory, and mood AND the vital organs receive the steady supply of nutrients they need for optimal functioning. Yoga requires the practitioner to take long deep breaths, and time for conscious relaxation, and concentration. These practices have been proven to decrease the level of stress hormones in the body. Yoga poses help enhance the circulation of blood and body fluids and maintain the normal functioning of the immune system. All of these things allow the body to better maintain its homeostasis. The self-introspection practices of yoga allow the practitioner to develop a deeper sense of self-awareness, and that awareness will promote the discipline needed to develop an overall healthier lifestyle.

According to the Yoga Sutras (1.33), one way to purify the mind and increase serenity is to practice compassion (karuna) in the face of suffering. Compassion means “shared feeling,” a level of sympathy so deep that it inspires action to alleviate another’s pain or sorrow. Forgiveness, according to some, is the ultimate expression of compassion. But the true test of compassion may be whether or not you can extend it to yourself. Regular practice of Yoga help you in thinking positive and perform Good Karma.

Practicing yoga presents us with many opportunities for exploring self-compassion. The very first of the yamas or ethical guidelines that Patanjali gives in the Yoga Sutras (2.30) is ahimsa or non-harming, encompassing words, thoughts, and actions. Most of us learned this golden rule while still on the playground, and yet even in a yoga class, we create struggle and inner conflict, striving for our idea of the perfect pose or competing with other students and ourselves, trying to top our “personal best,” as though asana was a contest or performance. Even if failure doesn’t result in physical harm we can injure ourselves with feelings of envy or lack or self-dissatisfaction.

Yoga poses given here not only keeps heart healthy, but also purifies thoughts giving positive thinking and outlook towards life.

Yoga for Heart

Yoga Chakra Pose for Heart Disease Treatment

This heart chakra yogic meditation is a simple technique to release sadness and fear and to bring compassion and love into your life.

how to do yoga heart chakra meditation for heart disease

Sit in a comfortable position, either cross-legged on the floor or in a chair. Sit up tall with the spine straight, the shoulders relaxed and the chest open. Inhale the palms together and lightly press the knuckles of the thumbs into the sternum at the level of your heart (you should feel a little notch where the knuckles magically fit). Breathe slowly, smoothly and deeply into the belly and into the chest. Soften your gaze or lightly close the eyes. Let go of any thoughts or distractions and let the mind focus on feeling the breath move in and out of your body. Once the mind feels quiet and still, bring your focus to the light pressure of the thumbs pressing against your chest and feeling the beating of the heart. Keep this focus for one to five minutes.

how to do yoga heart chakra meditation for heart treatment

Next, gently release the hands and rub the palms together, making them very warm and energized. Place the right palm in the center of your chest and the left hand on top of the right. Close the eyes and feel the center of your chest warm and radiant, full of energy. See this energy as an emerald green light, radiating out from the center of your heart into the rest of your body. Feel this energy flowing out into the arms and hands, and flowing back into the heart. Stay with this visualization for one to five minutes.

After you feel completely soaked with heart chakra energy, gently release the palms and turn them outwards with the elbows bent, the shoulders relaxed and the chest open. Feel or visualize the green light love energy flowing out of your palms and into the world. You can direct it towards specific loved ones in your life or to all sentient beings.

To end your meditation, inhale the arms up towards the sky, connecting with the heavens, then exhale and lower the palms lightly to the floor, connecting with the earth. Take a moment or two before moving on with the rest of your day.

Yoga Poses for Heart Disease Treatment

Repeat the steps 2 times to start with, gradually when you develop practice for daily Yoga poses, you can do the same for 5 times. Execute Yoga poses which you find simple and doable by you.

what are yoga poses for heart disease

Yoga Poses for Heart Care, Cure and Prevention of Heart Disease

Standing Poses for Heart Disease

Standing Poses: In these poses, the lateral walls of the heart are completely stretched and toned up so that blood can flow easily to those same places. In addition, everyday seated, standing and walking posture effects respiration, circulation and the health of the heart. Chronic slouching decreases circulation to all the vital organs, especially the heart. Learning how to stand up straight and engage all the muscles in the body build a stronger heart muscle.

Poses: Mountain Pose, Palm Tree, Triangle, Balancing Half Moon, Extended Side Angle

Inverted Poses for Heart Disease

Inverted Poses: The most important task of the cardiovascular system is to supply blood to the brain. Inverted poses also help strengthen the heart, increase blood flow to the brain and may prevent the death of brain cells. Inverted Poses directly benefit the heart by increasing the volume of blood coursing through it. Essentially, inverting gives the heart a break. The heart works incessantly to ensure that freshly oxygenated blood makes its way up to the brain and the sensory organs. When inverting, the pressure is reversed. It is believed that there are internal mechanisms that sense the increase in blood and slow the flow, thus reducing both blood pressure and heart rate.

Poses: Legs Against the Wall, Shoulder Stand, Bridge Pose, Plow Pose Horizontal Poses and Forward Bends: These poses rest the heart and lungs so that they can be rejuvenated. When the lungs are well-rested, it easier to breathe deeply and the air and nutrients of the body are processed with maximum efficiency.
Poses: Childs Pose, Downward Facing Dog, Standing Forward Bend, Seated Forward Bend, Pigeon Pose

Back Bending Poses for Heart Disease

Back Bending Poses: When back bending poses are done without strain, they can improve blood supply to the myocardium and tone up the cardiac muscle. Passive, supported backbends gently stretch the heart muscle and the cardiac vessels that supply the heart. This can increase blood flow to the heart and helps prevent arterial blockages. Backbends also help maintain the elasticity of blood vessels, and force the heart to contract, lengthening cardiac muscle and enhancing blood flow.

Poses: Reclining Bound Angle, Reclining Heroes Pose, Fish Pose, Camel Pose, Locust Pose, Full or Half Bow Pose, Cobra and Bridge Pose The underlying belief of any type of yoga therapy is to enable the human system to function as efficiently and naturally as it possibly can. Modern medicine might be able to accelerate a healing process, but it is not a complete cure. We must take preventative measures like Yoga to keep the body flowing with its natural rhythms, or restore it back if that rhythm has been disrupted by disease. Indeed, if we can learn the proper way of doing yoga poses and breathing, as well as applying yoga philosophy in order to minimize stressful situations, we can learn how to minimize daily stress and maximize good health and longevity!

Baba Ramdev Yoga Poses for Heart Disease

Viparita Anahata Chakra Leg Position of the Eagle Pose

Viparita Anahata Chakra Mudra in Pada Garudasana (vi-puh-REE-tuh un-AH-huh-tuh chuh-kruh MU-druh in PUH-duh guh-ru-DAHS-uh-nuh)

Also Known as: Reverse Heart Chakra Seal in Leg Position of the Eagle Pose

Type: standing one-legged balance

Drishti Point: Nasagrai or Nasagre (nose)

how to Viparita Anahata Reverse Heart Chakra Seal in Leg Position

Anahata Chakra Natarajasana One-legged Balance Pose

Anahata Chakra Natarajasana (uhn-AH-huh-tuh CHUHK-ruh NAH-tuh-rahj-AHS-uh-nuh)

Modification: back knee bent, arms open to the sides, foot working toward the head

Pose Type: standing one-legged balance, backbend

Drishti Point: Bhrumadhye or Ajna Chakra (third eye, between the eyebrows)

how to Anahata Chakra Natarajasana One-legged Balance Pose

Anahata Chakra Baddha Hasta Open Heart Chakra Hands Bound Warrior

Anahata Chakra Baddha Hasta Virabhadrasana (uh-NAH-huh-tuh CHUHK-ruh BUH-duh HUH-suh vee-ruh-buh-DRAHS-uh-nuh)

Pose Type: standing, backbend

Drishti Point: Bhrumadhye or Ajna Chakra (third eye, between the eyebrows)

how to Anahata Chakra Baddha Hasta Open Heart Chakra Hands Bound Warrior

Baddha Hasta Anjaneyasana Bound Hands Son of Anjani (Hanuman) Lunge Pose

Bound Hands Son of Anjani (Hanuman) Lunge Pose Baddha Hasta Anjaneyasana (BUH-duh HUH-stuh uhn-juh-ney-AHS-uh-nuh)

Also Known as: Open Heart Chakra Hands Bound Equestrian Riding Horse Pose (Anahata Chakra Baddha Hasta Ashva Sanchalanasana)

Modification: back knee on the floor, backbend, hands to the floor on the inside of the back knee

Pose Type: standing, forward bend Drishti Point: Bhrumadhye or Ajna Chakra (third eye, between the eyebrows)

how to Baddha Hasta Anjaneyasana Bound Hands Son of Anjani (Hanuman) Lunge Pose

Son of Anjani (Hanuman Anjaneyasana) Equestrian Riding Horse Pose

Son of Anjani (Hanuman) Lunge Pose Anjaneyasana (uhn-juh-ney-AHS-uh-nuh)

Also Known as: Open Heart Chakra Equestrian Riding Horse Pose (Anahata Chakra Ashva Sanchalanasana)

Modification: back knee on the floor, backbend, fingertips to the floor on either side of the back knee

Pose Type: standing, backbend Drishti Point: Bhrumadhye or Ajna Chakra (third eye, between the eyebrows)

how to Son of Anjani (Hanuman Anjaneyasana) Equestrian Riding Horse Pose

Baba Ramdev -Yoga for Heart Diseases (Hriday Rog Ke Liye) Video

Comments

  1. Mai jab todavsa work krta hu to mere dil ki dhadakn tej chlti hai or mai thak jata hu

  2. jeans0002 says:

    This is Amazing video. Thanks for posting this ans also thanks to Baba Ramdev for all this Yoga’s.

  3. saurabhxyz says:

    THats Awesome Baba Ramdev…………Although I think supply the data in your show to prove Yoga does cure Heart Disease

  4. health4yoga4toronto says:

    I agree with Ram Dave when he says at 0:25:40 that hindustan itna gulam ho gaya he pashchim ka ke wo bhramit ho gaya hai, ujala talash raha hai andhera me. We should make our recogination. We should aim for the top. We should put our self so big and high enough that all other should make their ambition to reach us. We should recognise our Science before getting recognition from west.
    It hurts to see new generation follow west and try to look cool.

    Namaste
    Jai Hind

  5. suresh140748 says:

    Baba ramdev ne public ki dincharya badal kar rakh di hai aur drug mfg. industries ka kala chhita bhi khol kar rakh diya hai. agar baba ke bataye rastey par chale to shayad kabhi medicines ki zaroorat hi na pade. Lot a thanks to baba ram dev ji. India jaise desh ko aapki bhaut zarrorat hai.

  6. .

    Good day to all of my fellow Christians, firstly my apology for being out of topic. I came here to remind you people that the judgment day has started already. I urge you my fellow Christians to depart from all form of unchristian conduct lest you be found not worthy to inter the kingdom of God in the Day of Execution. Please do not misinterpret my activity as spam; I did not do it for that purpose.

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  7. zigzag6161 says:

    i am really fed up of baba jiis aasan…..

  8. kalakendram says:

    I agree 100% with you.

  9. kalakendram says:

    Nice comments.I hope by WE means all Humanity.

  10. kalakendram says:

    Google and you will get lot of data. Yoga done regularly with good diet does cure and prevent heart disease.

  11. kalakendram says:

    Main to baba ka pakka chela ho gaya.
    Baba ki jay.

  12. RforRinku says:

    He is Great …..Jai Hooo Baba ji kii

  13. litebug12345 says:

    Suffering from a heart attack was not on my list of things to accomplish in life. Neither was taking a Rx med for life, like my older siblings have been doing for a number of years. I was close to discussing options with my doc when a friend told me about Sterolyn. I read about it and was impressed with what I saw. It’s been 4 months and I have not had any of the neg side effects I’ve heard my brothers complain about, and my cholesterols going down, good news.

  14. I am not sure, if what you said did Baba meant that…..In my opinion, he means to say that we have become so elusioned by the West, that we have stopped trusting our own “science”. In my opinion, he is not asking us to be “ambitious” and being competitive and this and that….I think 70-80% of our immigrant community beleives that we are here becuase we are on top of others in our country…as if by immigrating to a Western world, we have done something “great”…..which is not true….

  15. health4yoga4toronto says:

    I agree with to to some degree when I observe the attitude of people as far as immigration is concerned. This attitude is not in any region, profession, community but this kind of superiority attitude is every where(as far as immigrant communities are concerned). This attitude is just sign of fake proud(Aham or Ahankar, self centrdness). Proud has brought everyone down to earth from top of sky. Our Vedas, Hinduism are science. Vaastu Shastra is science. I hope our ppl accept it. Jai HInd, Om

  16. health4yoga4toronto says:

    Let’s take an example of Democracy in Indian culture. In the begning of Mahabharat King Shantanu(as far as I am correct) appointed his commander as king despite he had so many sons, in the interest of Praja. That is very similar to present day democracy. King Shantanu’s decision was very responsible n in favor of ppl. There are talks of samaj Kalyan, which is similar to present day welfare system in some countries. We should b proud of our scientific religion. India is lost n must be brought bak

  17. i see this video so many times , and very impressd i hope i will getrid off volve problem

  18. I’m impressed by your insight.

  19. Most of this is just humbug. All the so called breathing exercises are similar, as if a single remedy for any diseases.

  20. anuragchoubey says:

    Dude one of my relative wit 50%failed kidneys recovered fully wit dis yoga without any kidney transplant!

  21. hello Mr. if u dont hav much knowledge abt yoga then dont make such comments and discourage people from following it, india feels very proud about such a great person-baba ramdevji…he is the one doing all this with altruism for a healthy india…we all shd atleast encourage such legends if we cant directly do good for the nation …and FYI he is not saying all this simply…he is well experienced and cured many patients from many diseases with all these breathing exercises..i hope u got it…

  22. what is the juice that the baba is mentioning. I need ti know

  23. hi i relly have a question so plz plz if any1 can answer me professionally. um my uncle who recently had a major heart attack. he’s quite young to have a heart attack but well hes a heavy smoker n all.. his 3 of 3 arteries has been blocked and the doctors has been able to unblocked 1 of them and they r trying again working on the others to melt the cholesterol away from the other tubes by giving him medicines (hes a skinny person to b honest and we were surprised to knw of his artery blockages)

  24. thts his 2nd heart attack n so his heart been damaged pretty badly like u can say severe heart damage therefore they had to implant a peacemaker immediately as they cud bcos of the fast heartbeats n abnormally rhythm of his beatings..

  25. all i wanted to knw if hes allowed to do “yoga”,, all these pranayam tht ramdevji is allowing to all of the heart patients.. ramdevji didnt mention tht if som patient implanted the device like peacemaker then they wud able to do yoga, obv he had an operation to implant the device… is he allowed to do the yoga.. wud he b recommended to do it so he can recover as soon he cud hope for?

  26. RanjanLekhy says:

    @luvmuvy1
    It is common sense that when a patient is having pacemaker implantation, he should avoid these kind of heavy pranayam. He must do smoothly inhaling and exhaling.

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