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5 yoga asanas to lower your risk of heart disease

Practise these simple yoga poses daily for a healthy heart!

Written by Bhavyajyoti Chilukoti | Published : September 19, 2017 10:21 AM IST

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Heart Yoga

Exercising for a period of 30-45 minutes every day goes a long way to ensure the arteries remain flexible and keep your heart healthy. However, practising yoga asana can substantially lower your risk of heart problems. Ms Anjali Malhotra, Chief Customer Marketing & Digital Officer Aviva Life insurance lists 5 yoga postures you must practise daily to prevent heart disease.

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Virabhadrasana

Known to open up the heart space, virabhadrasana is good for the heart. When you hold the posture, the heart rate goes up, improves blood circulation and hence, is great for the heart. Also Read - Yoga Asanas To Boost Digestion

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Tadasana

This asana expands the chest region by lifting up the sternum or the chest bone. The muscular contraction and release helps to-maintain the circulatory rhythm and keep the heart healthy.

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Utkatasana

It is a total body workout as it not only works the muscles of the arms and legs, but also stimulates the diaphragm and heart. Hence, this asana is not only good for the heart but also for the other organs of the body.