The heart is the most important organ in the human body, and needs to be mindfully protected and kept in a healthy functioning state. Himalayan Siddha, Grand Master Akshar says, “Yoga is a holistic wellness practice which is very helpful for the body, mind and the soul.”
Keep Away From Stress
A regular practice of yoga keeps the mind and the heart lighter and stress-free. The results of having elevated cortisol levels caused by stress can lead to an increase in sugar and blood pressure levels which strains the heart. Therefore, it is very important to keep the body and mind stress-free.
Benefits Of Meditation
Grand Master Akshar also says “Meditate to relax and slow down the mind with the help of any kind of breath awareness like Swaas Dhyan. Through constant practice, you will start to reap the benefits of a more relaxed internal state.”
Practice Yoga - Asanas
Yoga is a holistic wellness tool that promotes physical, mental and spiritual health. Asanas need to be done with caution and under the guidance or supervision of a seasoned practitioner or teacher.
Yoga Mudra Techniques
•First of all, sit in any comfortable seating posture and place the hands with palm pointing upwards on the thighs or the knees.
•Meditation postures like Padmasana, Siddhasana, Swastikasana, Vajrasana, etc. are ideal for the practice of mudras.
Hridaya Mudra (Sanjeevani Mudra)
Hridaya Mudrais also called as Mritsanjeevani Mudra or Gesture of the Heart. Regular practice of this mudra makes the chances of a heart attack negligible if there is no normal heart disease or blood flow in the arteries of the heart.
•Close your eyes and take some deep breaths with the awareness of the breathing process.
•Place both your hands on your knees and the palms should be facing towards the sky.
•Now bend the index finger of your hand and put it in the root of the thumb and touch the first tip of the middle and ring finger with the first tip of the thumb and press it lightly.
•The rest of the little finger should be kept extended as much as possible.
•Tips of ring plus little finger have to be joined by the tip of the thumb.
•All other fingers must be extended straight.
•Breathe in and exhale for same duration.
•Perform the inhale and breathe out (by sound chanting)
•If the condition is chronic, hold this mudra once in the morning and once in the evening for 15 minutes
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•To practice this gesture, first bring the palms to face one another a few inches apart. Bring the fingertips and thumbs of both hands together, allowing them to maintain light contact. The hands can also be raised to the level of the third-eye chakra, in the center of the forehead.
•Breathe through the nostrils, and place the tongue against the roof of the mouth with each inhalation, and relaxed with each exhalation
Grand Master Akshar also says “The practice of Surya and Chandra Namaskar is also recommended regularly. These flows can be great for keeping the heart healthy. Chandra Namaskar impacts the Ida Nadi or the lunar channel of the body and is considered as an effective heart-opener. Perform this sequence early in the morning or in the evenings at least thrice a week. Pranayama techniques like Bhastrika and Brahmari can also help you to protect your heart and delay or prevent any cardiovascular related disorders.”