5 Yoga Poses for a Happy, Healthy Heart

Yoga is known for improving flexibility and balance. But did you know that a well-rounded yoga practice is an effective tool for maintaining heart and cardiovascular health?

Active yoga poses stimulate the heart, increasing both heart rate and blood circulation. Just as important are restorative poses which promote relaxation and stress relief. All together, practicing yoga can help lower blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood glucose levels, as well as heart rate — which can all add up to a lower risk of hypertension, stroke, and heart disease.

 

Here is a five(5) pose yoga sequence of active and restorative poses to help you maintain a happy, healthy heart:

 


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