Yoga for Treating Coronary Heart Disease

By Patricia | April 19, 2007
Yoga For Coronary Heart Disease

Relax pals, I think I have some good very good news for all.

All this stuff about Coronary Artery Disease CAD they call it! is just bullcrap, baloney, lemme tell you that! True, its the most common form of heart disease. But this is caused by the buildup of cholesterol in the inside layers of the arteries. As a result of the blockage, the blood flow will slow down and the muscles will not get enough supply of blood. The plaque also weakens the arterial wall which may lead to a crack and the formation of blood clot. The blood clot and block in the arteries often lead to heart attack, blah, blah, blah, blah.

However, theres the flip side to coping and preventing as well as curing the condition. Yoga, I myself have found, from practise and experience, improves the body's strength and flexibility which may help control blood pressure, respiration, and heart and metabolic rates. The change of one's lifestyle to a Yoga Lifestyle which includes a vegetarian diet and no tobacco also makes the progression of the condition slower or make severe patients recover faster.

Yoga also helps you cope with stress and Anxiety which are also common causes of Coronary Artery Disease. Further and believe me, this I'm telling you from experience Yoga practice gives you a deeper knowledge of yourself which often lead to a healthy lifestyle and the elimination of the modifiable risk factors for CAD.

Here is the Basic Yoga Routine I followed you may follow too to help you cope with Heart Ailments. However, remember that you cannot treat the any other heart disease just with Yoga. Yoga is not a cure; it only assists you to enhance your complete body, including your system, to be able to deal with your problem.

You may start by practicing the Corpse Pose. This Yoga Pose will help you relax your body and relieve stress and tension which can cause or trigger CAD. If you feel that you have go further, you may try either of the following Basic Yoga Sessions. You do not need to do all the poses. If you feel tired, feel pain or you feel that the pose is too difficult, you may stop or move on to an easier pose.

Basic Yoga Session I

  • Kapalabhati
  • Mountain Pose (Tadasana)
  • Hands to Feet (Pada Hastasana)
  • Warrior Pose
  • Stand Spread Leg Forward Fold
  • Triangle Pose (Trikonasana)
  • Standing Side Stretch Pose
  • Tree Pose (Tadasana)
  • Lotus Yoga Pose (Padmasana)
  • Single Leg Raises
  • Double Leg Raises
  • Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana)
  • Child Pose
  • Leg Reclining Lunge (Single and Double)
  • Seated Forward Bend (Paschimotthanasana)
  • Sage Twist Yoga Pose (Marichyasana)
  • Wind Relieving Pose (Pavanamuktasana)

Yoga Exercise

  • Final Corpse
  • Relaxation Pose
  • Anuloma Viloma

Basic Yoga Session II

  • Kapalabhati
  • Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskar)
  • Mountain Pose (Tadasana)
  • Triangle Pose (Trikonasana)
  • Stand Spread Leg Forward Fold
  • Warrior Pose
  • Lotus Yoga Pose (Padmasana)
  • Boat Posture
  • Fish Pose (Matsyasana)
  • Locust Pose (Salabhasana)
  • Shoulder Stand (Sarvangasana)
  • Bow Pose (Dhanurasana)
  • Cat Pose (Bidalasana)
  • Half Spinal Twist (Ardha Matsyendrasana)
  • Wind Relieving Pose (Pavanamuktasana)

Yoga Exercise

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