All The Yoga Poses For Chest Lungs And Heart

Do These Yoga Asanas For A Healthy Heart And Healthy Body

The kind of lifestyle we live today, heart problems have become more common in youngsters. Major heart related issues are now common place in people in their 20s. While lifestyle is one reason, other reason is the food habits. But all is not lost. 

Committing yourself to a healthier lifestyle is the first step. What if I tell you that few stretches and some breathing exercises could make you better and your heart also. You can take up yoga for healthy heart, chest and lungs.  Yoga is a preventive measure which will keep your heart healthy and the best part is that it doesn't come with any side effects. 

Yoga and its benefits for your heart: 

Besides wisdom and philosophy yoga is a relaxing combination of asanas, breathing techniques and deep meditation. Every yoga pose has its own benefits and it deeply helps in respiratory system therefore it benefits the heart too. 

Few benefits are described here: 

  • Lower blood pressure
  • Lower bad cholesterol levels
  • Improved heart rate 
  • Increase lung capacity
  • Yoga is effective in dealing with stress and pressure. Its helps in heart to function the most. 

Yoga exercise for a healthy heart

There are specific asanas in yoga for heart problems. The are 20 yoga asanas which can be practised at home. This article will lead you to a few asanas then gradually leading to postures that require more strength and stamina. 

Mountain pose (Tadasana):

The mountain pose helps in strengthening the body and the vertebral column. It involves deep breathing which helps our lungs and heart to function better.

Tree Pose (Vrikshasana): 

The tree yoga pose helps in developing a firm and correct posture. It broadens your shoulders and opens the heart, making one feel confident and at peace. 

Extended hands and feet pose (Utthita Hastapadasana):

This yoga posture require your focus and the strength to create balance. It helps to control weight and improving heart health. 

Triangle pose (Trikonasana)

Trikonasana is a heart posture, standing yoga postures designed to promote cardiovascular exercise. The chest expands as breathing becomes deep and rhythmical. It helps in increasing the stamina of the body.

Warrior Pose (virabhadrasana): 

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This pose improves the balance in the body and helps in building the stamina. This also helps in stabilizing blood circulation and relieves stress. It keeps the heart rate in check. 

Chair pose (Utkatasana) 

In this yoga pose, you can feel the thump in your heart as the breaths increase. This posture stretches the chest and helps in stimulating the heart. 

Cat pose (Marjariasana): 

This yoga pose is a perfect yoga asanas, it allows your heart to settle and become soft and rhythmic. It also boosts blood circulation which can help you in creating a balance in the body.

Downward facing dog pose (Adho Mukho svanasana): 

This yoga pose strengthens the chest muscles and helps in expanding the lung region, increasing its capacity. 

Cobra pose (Bhujangasana)

This yoga pose revitalizes the heart and stretches the chest.

Bow pose (dhanurasana): 

This yoga pose helps in evolving the heart region. It is stimulating and makes the whole body flexible which improves the other systems as well.

Bridge pose (setu bandhasana): 

This yoga asana pose facilitates deep breathing. It stretches the spine and the chest. It improves the blood flow in the chest area. It prevents the heart from getting affected by external factors. 

Half shoulder stand pose (Salamba Sarvangasana): 

This yoga pose activates the nervous system which is responsible for relaxing the body. It is very rejuvenating in terms of creating space in the chest which helps in resting. 

Sitting half spinal twist pose (Ardha matsyendrasana): 

This twist works on the whole spine and helps in opening up the left and right side of the chest when performed. This helps in stimulating the heart as well. 

Two legged forward bend pose (paschimottanasana): 

The yoga pose brings the head lower than the heart. This helps in reducing the heart rate and respiration while managing to keep the body relax. 

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