Yoga could boost heart health!
The history of yoga stretches back as far as ancient India, when people practiced it to increase their tranquility and spiritual insight. Today, many Americans enjoy it to help them relax and increase their flexibility — and may even improve their heart health.
In December of 2013 I received
an email that stunned me. One of my best friends was in the hospital suffering
from left ventricular dilated cardiomyopathy, a condition causing the heart to
weaken and stretch, hindering its ability to pump blood effectively.
By Johnna Langlo, Student of Holistic Yoga Therapy Institute.
At this moment, how many thoughts are racing through your head?
Go ahead, stop reading, close your eyes and think about it. Can the thought patterns be counted? Is impatience taking over causing a desire to stop reading this article because it is moving too slowly? Would it be easier to skip to the end? Shall I get to the point?
How often do you turn off your mind? Stop the chatter? Silence the monkey mind?
For most of us, the answer is rarely.
By Susan Dulin, 500 RYT, 800 HR Student of Holistic Yoga Therapy Institute. "Yoga has important elements for all phases of a woman’s life,” says Louann Brizendine, a neuropsychiatrist at the University of CA at San Francisco. "During times of radical hormonal changes, women feel least inclined to practice yoga, but that’s when we need it the most.”