Karuna Yoga Vidya Peetham Bangalore

  • Yoga can be a beneficial addition to the management of ischemic heart disease (IHD). It can help reduce stress and anxiety, improve circulation, and lower blood pressure. However, it’s important to check with a healthcare provider before starting any new exercise program, including yoga, especially if you have a pre-existing medical condition such as IHD.
  • Here are some yoga poses that may be beneficial for people with IHD:
  • Tadasana (Mountain Pose): Stand tall with your feet hip-width apart, arms at your sides, and palms facing forward. Focus on your breath and feel your body becoming grounded.
  • Viparita Karani (Legs-Up-the-Wall Pose): Lie on your back with your hips close to a wall, and extend your legs up the wall. Rest your arms at your sides and close your eyes. This pose can help reduce blood pressure and improve circulation.
  • Marjaryasana/Bitilasana (Cat-Cow Pose): Get on your hands and knees with your wrists directly under your shoulders and your knees under your hips. Inhale and arch your back, lifting your tailbone and head towards the ceiling (Cow Pose). Exhale and round your spine, tucking your chin into your chest and bringing your tailbone towards your knees (Cat Pose). This gentle flow can help stretch and strengthen the spine.
  • Setu Bandhasana (Bridge Pose): Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet on the ground. Lift your hips up towards the ceiling, pressing your feet into the ground and engaging your glutes. Hold for a few breaths and release. This pose can help stretch and strengthen the lower back and legs.
  • Savasana (Corpse Pose): Lie on your back with your arms at your sides and palms facing up. Close your eyes and focus on your breath. This pose can help reduce stress and promote relaxation.
  • It’s important to practice yoga under the guidance of a certified yoga instructor who can tailor the practice to your specific needs and limitations. Avoid any poses that cause pain or discomfort and always listen to your body. Remember that yoga is a complementary therapy and should not replace medical treatment for IHD.

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