Yoga for heart disease and breathing techniques for people suffering from heart ailments and to prevent heart diseases. The yoga exercises should be done regularly in the morning, in an empty stomach.
Yoga for Heart Disease
Ek pad uttanasana
Lie down, stretch your body and keep it taut. Inhale and raise your right leg slowly, keeping your arms and hands on the floor. Hold your leg at an angle of 60 degree to the ground for as long as you can. Breathe normally. Return the leg slowly to base position and repeat for the left leg. Repeat 5-6 times.
Inhale with both nostrils and contract your neck muscles to produce a continuous sobbing sound – low but uniformly pitched and without any breaks. Inhale to your lungs maximum capacity. You should feel a slight vibration in your chest and head areas. Now form the pranayam mudra with your right hand and close the right nostril with your right thumb and exhale slowly through the left nostril. Repeat 8-10 times.
Deep breathing and dhyan
Sit in sukhasana. Inhale to your lungs maximum capacity and then exhale fully. Repeat this simple breathing 20-30 times but without any extra force. Make sure that as you breathe only your lungs expand and contract, not the stomach. Sit comfortably and do dhyan.
Sit straight, breathe normally and form the pranayam mudra with the right hand. Close the right nostril with the right thumb and exhale slowly through the left nostril. Inhale slowly to your maximum capacity. Close left nostril with ring and little finger and lift the thumb off the right nostril and exhale slowly through the right nostril. Now repeat the same processes with the left nostril to complete one round.
Sit in sukhasana and close your eyes. Smile and think that you are free from all mental tensions, all ailments. Gradually, start laughing, louder and louder. Let yourself free and laugh out as much as you can. Raise your hands as well. Slowly lower your volume, reduce your tempo and return to the calm, smiling position.