Yoga: Good for the Heart

All true yogis know that the practice is good for the heart. But a new study proves yoga’s medical benefits when it comes to “off-beat” tickers.

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Researchers at the University of Kansas followed 49 people with heart rhythm disorders (mainly, atrial fibrulation, usually treated with medication or surgery that has an 80-percent success rate, at best).

These 49 people did yoga regularly for three months, and noted impressive results at study’s end.

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The average patient not only experienced half the amount of irregular heart rhythm episodes, but also improved their heart rate, and felt less anxiety.

Whether you have a heart condition or not, if you’re looking for some poses to get the blood flowing through your love center – think inverted: Downward dog, wheel pose, shoulder stand and cobra pose are all good choices.