Yoga can be used to improve heart health as a preventive measure or after facing a cardiac event, said Kuerschner, a NURSE who has taught yoga for 25 years and is also president of Population Well Inc (Corporate Wellness) and TRUE studio.
Thinking prevention? As part of an overall healthy lifestyle, Kuerschner said yoga can help lower blood pressure, increase lung capacity, improve respiratory function and heart rate, and boost circulation and muscle tone. It can also improve your overall well-being while offering strength-building benefits.
Yoga also has proven benefits for those who have faced cardia arrest, heart attack or other heart event, according to Kuerschner. “The acute emotional stress of such an event certainly has a significant and adverse effect on the heart,” she said. “That’s where yoga can be a tremendous benefit to manage the stress.” For example, Kuerschner said that half of bypass surgery patients go through depression, facing emotions ranging…
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