Aasans for a Healthy Heart

1. Tadasana (Mountain pose)

The Mountain pose helps strengthen the heart and adds flexibility to the body. It is the basic standing asana in most forms of yoga with feet together and hands at the sides of the body. It allows the body and consciousness to integrate the experience of the preceding asana and prepare for the next.


2. Vrikshasana (Tree pose)

The Tree pose calms and brings equilibrium to the mind. Reposing in this yoga pose is useful as a calm mind leads to a steady and healthy heart functioning. It strengthens the spine and improves balance and poise. Helps in neuro-muscular co-ordination,tones up the leg muscles and strengthens the tendons and the ligaments of the feet. It strengthens the knee, the shoulders, inner ears and eyes and loosens the hip joints. It gives relief from sciatica and reduces flat feet. The Tree pose teaches you patience, makes you sturdy as well as flexible. It deepens the thorax. The Tree Pose enhances concentration and mental faculties.


3. Utthita Hastapadasana (Extended Hands and Feet Pose)

It strengthens legs & helps to develop good stance for standing poses.


4. Trikonasana (Triangle pose)

This is a heart opening standing yoga posture designed to promote cardiovascular exercise. The chest gets expanded while breathing deep and in rhythm increases stamina.


5. Veerabhadrasana (Warrior pose)

The Warrior pose improves balance in the body and increases stamina & concentration. It also releases stress while calming the mind and helps keep the heart rate in check. Energizes tired limbs, Stimulates your abdominal organs. Helps relieve backaches, develops balance and stability and improves circulation and respiration.

6. Utkatasana (Chair pose)

In this yoga posture, we can feel the heart and respiration rate increase. It is a heating and strengthening posture.


7. Marjariasana (Cat pose)

This yoga posture is a welcome relief after the Chair poses as it allows the heart rate to settle and become soft and rhythmic again.

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