Yoga therapy to prevent from atherosclerosis or cardiovascular disease

Atherosclerosis is one of the main causes of mortality or death today. It occurs due to blockage of the arteries due to excess cholesterol. We will have a look at Yoga for Atherosclerosis

With minimal physical activity in the routine, the problem continues to escalate, which could lead to irreversible blockage of the arteries and ultimately death.

A combination of antibiotics is used to reverse the blockage of the arteries, which has its own adverse effects.Therefore it is advisable to do Yoga for Atherosclerosis

 

How Yoga control atherosclerosis (cardiovascular disease)

Yoga is considered a natural way to prevent or reverse the onset of atherosclerosis. Prevents blockage of the arteries by keeping the body’s cholesterol under control. Yoga also helps maintain blood flow and helps to stay disease free.

Regular yoga practice increases circulation and improves muscle tone. With improved muscle tone, it increases the heart’s ability to pump fresh, oxygenated blood throughout the body.
Therefore, the risk of atherosclerosis is reduced. Yoga also helps improve an individual’s overall health. And, it strengthens the body, the heart, the mind and the soul.

Yoga for Atherosclerosis

Tadasana or the mountain pose for atherosclerosis

tadasana for flexibility

Benefits of Tadasana or the mountain pose for atherosclerosis:

  • Regular Tadasana practice improves blood flow to the organs and helps supply oxygenated blood to the organs through neuromuscular action.
  • Practicing this asana stimulates and changes the size of the lumen of the arterioles. This again helps regulate circulation.

Steps to practice Tadasana or the mountain pose

  • To practice Tadasana in a standing position, stand up straight and keep your legs slightly apart from each other.
  • Raise your hands above your head and look directly while focusing on a point in front of you.
  • Interlace the fingers of both hands and rotate them upward so that the palms face the ceiling / sky.
  • Take a deep breath or, while inhaling, stretch your arms, chest and shoulders up.
  • While practicing Tadasana, the gaze can be adjusted to look a little higher as you stretch.
  • Raise your heels so that the entire weight of your body is on your toes.
  • Stay in this position for 20-30 seconds.

Vriksasana or the tree pose for atherosclerosis

tree-pose tree pose yoga for osteoporosis

Benefits of Vriksasana or tree pose for atherosclerosis:

  • Regular practice of this pose makes breathing stable and cures respiratory and cardiac disorders.
  • The blood receives more oxygen and the nerves calm down and are purified. All of this in turn makes the body and mind healthy, making one stronger to prevent or cope with any disease.

Steps to practice Vriksasana or the tree pose

  • Stand straight in Tadasana or The mountain poses as mentioned above.
  • Now bend the right leg from the knee so that the sole of the foot is resting on the medial side of the left thigh.
  • Take a deep breath and try to find balance.
  • Raise your hands above your head and bring your hands together in a flavor position.
  • Stay in this position as long as you can.
  • Now, repeat the same pose on the left side.

Trikonasana or the triangle pose

triconasana tree-pose tree pose yoga for osteoporosis

Benefits of Trikonasana or the triangle pose for atherosclerosis

  • Yoga helps to take care of all the risk factors of the disease, which helps to prevent and control atherosclerosis.
  • With the regular practice of Trikonasana, the blood receives a greater amount of oxygen and the nerves become calm and purified.

Steps to practice Trikonasana or the triangle pose

  • To practice Trikonasana or the triangle pose for atherosclerosis, you must enter Tadasana on the floor or on the yoga mat.
  • From Tadasana, spread your feet along one leg. Rotate the right foot 90 degrees to the right and the left foot slightly to the right.
  • Align the heel of the front leg with the central arch of the rear leg. It lengthens and widens the soles of the feet and extends the toes. The weight should be evenly distributed between the inner edge of the front foot and the outer edge of the rear foot.
  • While in this position, make sure that your heels are pressing on the floor and that the weight of your entire body is balanced and distributed on both feet.
  • Raise your arms to shoulder height and extend your arms parallel to the floor so that your palms are down.
  • Inhale deeply while practicing Trikonasana and while exhaling, bend your body to the right while making sure you don’t lean forward or back. Make sure your waist is straight as you practice this.
  • In this position, slightly bend your right knee. Also, raise your left hand and let your right hand touch the ground. Both arms should form a straight line while practicing Trikonasana or the triangle pose.

Utkatasana or chair posture

Utkatasana (Chair Pose) benefits

Benefits of Utkatasana or the chair pose for atherosclerosis:

  • The practice of Utkatasana or the chair pose helps to widen the blood vessels and cools the system.
  • Vasodilation helps keep arteries in good working order and prevents atherosclerosis from occurring.

Steps to practice Utkatasana or chair pose:

  • To practice Utkatasana or the chair pose, the big toes should be touched and the heels should be slightly apart from each other.
  • While practicing Utkatasana or the chair pose, you should press the lower part of your abdomen inward so that you feel as if you are touching your spine from the inside while taking the lower part of the abdomen in.
  • Move your shoulder bones and open your chest while practicing Utkatasana or chair pose.
  • Take a deep breath and raise your arms over your head.
  • While practicing Utkatasana or chair pose, you can keep your arms parallel to each other or keep your palms together when your arms are over your head.
  • Keep your arms in front of your ears or at the same level or in front of your ears.
  • Gently and carefully bend your knees and push down on your pelvis so that it appears to be sitting in an imaginary chair while practicing Utkatasana or chair pose.

Marjariasana or the cat pose

cat-pose

Benefits of Marjariasana or cat pose for atherosclerosis

  • Regular practice of Marjariasana improves blood flow to the organs and helps supply oxygenated blood to the organs through neuromuscular action.
  • Practicing this asana stimulates and changes the size of the lumen of the arterioles. This again helps regulate circulation.

Steps to practice Marjariasana or the cat pose

  • To enter Marjariasana or The Cat Scratch Pose, you must first enter Vajrasana or The Thunderbolt Pose as mentioned above.
  • Lift your glutes and get on your knees as you step into Marjariasana or The Cat Scratch Pose.
  • Inhale deeply as you raise your head and press on your spine so that your back becomes concave while practicing this asana.
  • Fully expand the abdomen and fill the lungs with the maximum amount of air while practicing Marjariasana or the cat scratch pose.
  • Hold your breath in this position for 3-4 seconds.
  • Exhale deeply as you lower your head and stretch your spine up as you practice this asana.

Adho Mukha Svanasana or the Downward Facing Dog

Dog upside down(Adho Mukha Svanasana)

Benefits of Adho mukha savanasana or The Downward Facing Dog for Atherosclerosis

  • Regular downward-facing dog practice helps to stretch the abdominal organs and pelvic region.
  • The lungs are fully expanded with practice and oxygenation of the blood is performed.

Steps to practice Adho mukha savanasana or The Downward Facing Dog

  • To practice, Adho Mukha Svanasana stands on the floor or on the yoga mat.
  • Kneel down on the yoga mat or floor so that your entire body is supported by your hands and knees on the floor. Make sure your knees are in a straight line with your hips in this position.
  • Have your palms spread out on the yoga mat, make sure the maximum force is exerted with the index finger on the floor. Your ancestors should rotate a little parallel.
  • As you exhale, lift your knees away from the floor so that your knees line up with your thighs and are not bent.
  • At first, if you have any difficulty keeping your knees straight, you can keep them slightly bent and your heels off the floor.
  • Try to lift the hipbones in and try to tuck your legs into the crotch.
  • In this position, have the highest point of your thighs push back and let your heels touch the ground.
  • Try to lift your body off the ground while keeping your arms and legs straight.
  • Keep your shoulders very firm and open your chest in this position.

Bhujangasana or the cobra pose

Benefits of Bhujangasana or the cobra pose for atherosclerosis

  • Regular Bhujangasana practice extends the spinal region, tones and the chest expands completely.
  • It helps massage and helps expand the lungs and stimulates the abdominal organs.

Steps to practice Bhujangasana or the cobra pose

  • To practice Bhujangasana, lie on your stomach on the floor or the yoga mat, that is, on your stomach with the top of your feet and your chin resting on the floor.
  • The legs should be kept together, with the heels and feet lightly touching each other.
  • Place the palms down, that is, towards the ground and below the shoulders with the fingers of the hand out, that is, the other side of the body.
  • While practicing Bhujangasana, the elbows should be kept parallel to each other and close to the body.
  • While inhaling deeply, gently lift your head, chest, and abdomen while keeping your belly button and pelvis touching the ground.
  • Bring your shoulders back and down in such a way that the head tilts back, and the chest opens forward while practicing Bhujangasana.
  • Focus your gaze forward or upward depending on the flexibility of your neck and spine or how far you can bend back.
  • Raise your body up until your arms are straight on the ground.
  • Keep pressing the floor with your pelvis. Also, make sure you’re not putting too much stress on your arms.

Setu Bandhasana or the bridge pose

Benefits of Setu Bandhasana or the bridge pose for atherosclerosis

  • Regular practice of Setu Bandhasana or The Bridge Pose helps to stretch the abdominal organs and the pelvic region.
  • Practicing this asana stimulates and changes the size of the lumen of the arterioles. This again helps regulate circulation.

Steps to practice Setu Bandhasana or bridge pose

  • To practice Setu Bandasana, lie on your back on the floor or on a yoga mat.
  • Bend your knees so that the sole of your foot is flat on the ground.
  • There should be about 6 inches between the feet and the knees.
  • Your arms should rest flat on the floor along your body so that your palms are flat and touch the ground.
  • Press your back against the mat or the floor while practicing Setu Badasana.
  • As you inhale, lift your lower back, then gradually your mid back and upper back gradually.
  • Now press the mat with the heels of your feet to balance the body.
  • Gently roll onto your shoulders and touch your chin against your chest. Be sure not to lower your chin while touching your chin against your chest. The chest should be raised in such a way that it touches the chin on its own.

Paschimottanasana Ot The Forward Fold

seated forward bend

Benefits of Paschimottanasana or The Forward Fold for Atherosclerosis

  • Regular practice of Paschimottanasana or The Forward Fold improves blood flow to the organs and helps supply oxygenated blood to the organs through neuromuscular action.
  • Practicing this asana stimulates and changes the size of the lumen of the arterioles. This again helps regulate circulation.

Steps to practice Paschimottanasana or The Forward Fold

  • To practice Paschimottanasana, sit with your legs stretched out on the floor or on the yoga mat.
  • Wreck your feet together and your hands on your knees.
  • This is the starting position for Paschimottanasana and is also called Dandasana.
  • Relax your whole body in this position.
  • With a deep inhalation, raise your hands above your head and stretch your arms.
  • With a big, deep exhale, start moving your arms toward your foot.
  • As you go, bring your hand as far as possible to your big toe.
  • If this seems impossible, try grasping the ankle with your hands or any part of the leg that can be comfortably reached with your hands.

What’s Next

Final Words

Now that we know some of the Yoga for Atherosclerosis, it is the right time for you to start your yoga practice and perform a regular routine to perform these yoga poses and reduce your cholesterol level. You will benefit if you do this yoga poses under the guidance and supervision of a yoga coach.

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