Heart Attack and Yoga
Effect of Yoga on Heart Attack
Yoga can be a wonderful part of a heart attack rehab exercise and weight loss program, as well as help avoid a heart attack in the first place. Not only good for exercise, the meditative breathing component of yoga can help as well.
Side Effects and Warnings
Hatha yoga is generally at least as safe as any other stretching-based exercise program. However there are a few hatha yoga positions, such as the headstand, that can cause injury when they are performed by a person who isn’t yet sufficiently advanced in yoga, or who has certain health problems, such as a detached retina. A properly qualified instructor can help you avoid injury, taking your own individual health status into account.