We hope that this story touches your heart.

In the right way. Both physically and mentally.

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According to Europe Newsweek, “Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is Europe’s biggest killer, but latest data reveals that people in Eastern Europe are far more likely to succumb to diseases of the heart and blood vessel than their Western European counterparts.”

The United States has a different but similar story.

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As reported in newsroom.heart.org, “One of every three deaths in the U.S. in 2013 were from heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases, while heart disease and stroke were the No. 1 and No. 2 killers worldwide, according to American Heart Association’s 2016 Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics Update.”

As a female athlete and competitive submission wrestler, by virtue of the fact that you exercise on a regular basis, you are ahead of the game.

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Since heart disease is a global ailment, reducing its effects is an important concern.

There are many ways to do that and some feel that a regular yoga regime is helpful.

We are going to listen to two guest speakers.

The first speaks to why he feels that practicing yoga will be good for your heart.

If you are new to yoga, the second writer will explain the different types of yoga disciplines and what might work best for you.

Please enjoy.

Yoga And Its Effect On The Heart

By James Fetisov  |   Submitted On May 04, 2016

There are many benefits to gain from practicing yoga. It can help you to cope with stress and improve your general wellbeing, and in addition, help to develop strength, flexibility, balance, as well as coordination. However, it is also suitable for patients that have heart problems too. Many people are already familiar with the origin and numerous benefits that yoga offers. Yoga is an ancient practice that come from Sanskrit, and it simply means ‘to join together.’ The reason for this is that yoga focuses on the joining together of our spirit, body, and mind, through three major practices which are meditation, breathing, and postures.

People should debunk the thoughts they have in their minds that yoga is a region. The practice is far from this.

Benefits of yoga

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Yoga is very popular among people who want to relax or increase their flexibility. However, yoga can help people to build their strength, co-ordination, as well as balance. It has also been shown that yoga can help with anxiety, depression, and stress. These are conditions, which affect a lot of people, especially those who are suffering from a cardiac event or have pass through cardiac surgery.

For people that have heart related conditions, it will be very good to practice yoga, especially when you do it regularly. However, regular practice can help you to deal with stress and assist you to cope with your condition. It can also assist people to increase feelings of well-being. Some people also find it very helpful for depression.

In addition, yoga can also make people to feel better about themselves and this may help in their recovery process. It can also help to provide the confidence and motivation that people need to maintain a regular yoga practice and make other beneficial lifestyle changes, such as other forms of exercise, eating healthy or even stop smoking.

However, research has also shown that yoga may also help to improve heart health, but much evidence has not been made available in this regard. The beneficial effects of yoga, might be as a result of the combined effects or practicing both yoga postures (helps to work our muscles); relaxation and meditation (which helps to calm the sympathetic nervous system that is mainly responsible for the fight or flight, especially when our body responds to stress), and breathing (which can bring more oxygen into our body and in addition, reduce blood pressure).

However, people should also know that the term yoga does not conform to a particular type of shape. Everyone can practice yoga.

You can join our yoga school of India. We have the best yoga teachers in the country that will make your practice enjoyable. You can visit our website for more details.

What Are The Differences Between The Three Main Yoga Groups

By Marc Guerin  |   Submitted On June 13, 2016

Hatha Yoga is a classical style of yoga which cultivates deeper awareness of the poses, attention to alignment, understanding of breathing techniques, and exploration of the mind as well as of the body. This style of Yoga is the most widely practiced form in the world. Hatha Yoga uses postures (asana) and conscious breathing (Pranayama) to combine with mental focus and develop awareness, strength and flexibility, relaxation, and mindfulness.

Hatha Yoga Flow classes incorporate traditional Hatha Yoga with a beautiful flow of movement from one posture to the next, creating a meditative flow of sequencing whilst using the breath.

Today, the need for restorative yoga couldn’t be greater. Sometimes in life we need to take a step back and relax our bodies and minds. During the practice of restorative Yoga we learn the art of resting with awareness by supporting the body so you can hold poses for longer, allowing the body to open through a series of passive stretching.

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When we rest with awareness, we notice areas of tension that we were unaware of and as a consequence, all of the organ systems of the body are benefited. A few of the measurable results of deep relaxation are the reduction of blood pressure, the increase of the “good cholesterol” levels, as well as improvement in digestion, fertility, elimination, the reduction of muscle tension, insomnia and generalized fatigue, and also depression.

Restorative Yoga class movements will be gentle, settling into seated poses for a prolonged amount of time with the support of numerous props to ensure you are stable and comfortable. A still body does not mean a quiet mind, the real yoga comes when the mind reflects the pose, allowing yourself to cultivate inner peace.

Prenatal Yoga offers tremendous benefits to women though every phase of pregnancy. Many women can experience changes physically, emotionally and mentally during this magical time. On a physical level, yoga helps a woman to build and maintain her strength, stamina and flexibility while at the same time helping to alleviate the discomforts such as lower back pain, swelling and fatigue.

Because of the hormonal changes taking place, women can also feel very emotional and it can also be common to experience mood swings or feel overly sensitive. Practicing yoga helps to balance the endocrine system, and this can leave practitioners with a sense of well-being and ease within themselves.

On a mental level, students will often experience feelings of anxiety when thinking about labor and childbirth. The meditative aspects of yoga help to calm the mind when anxiety-producing thoughts arise.

By practicing yoga throughout her pregnancy, a woman is also preparing for labor and childbirth. The strength gained through yoga asana will help her endure the physical demands of labor. Yoga’s breath awareness and pranayama techniques can also be used as a coping mechanism during and in between contractions.

Integrating yoga’s meditative practices can encourage a women to stay present. Being present allows her to work with her body and can help labor to progress, decreasing the possibility of a prolonged labor.

Yoga Elements GG is Guernsey’s leading Yoga specialist. Yoga Elements cater for Private Groups, Corporate Groups and holds daily Yoga workshops and retreats on the Channel Island of Guernsey.

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