Does yoga help heart health?
As you’re flowing through your sun salutations, do you ever wonder if practicing yoga is doing your heart health any good? The answer is yes.
According to Johns Hopkins cardiologist Hugh Calkins, a large number of studies show that yoga benefits many aspects of cardiovascular health.
One study showed that slow-paced yoga classes twice a week reduced the frequency of episodes of atrial fibrillation, which is an irregular heartbeat, in patients with that condition.
So roll out your mat and enjoy your class. Yoga relaxes the mind and body, and it improves flexibility, muscle strength and balance. But remember, it’s not aerobic exercise, so you shouldn’t count it as part of your recommended weekly total for moderate to vigorous physical activity.
For more details, check out “The Yoga-Heart Connection”