Are you a cardiac patient? Don’t try these Yoga poses

We all know that yoga is very beneficial for us in every aspect of life. It is a way of healthy living that keeps you charged up all day. The immense benefits of yoga cover all areas of physical, mental, social and spiritual health. But do you know that if it is performed in the wrong manner then it can cause damage to your body?

Yes, all types of yoga postures are not suitable for all individuals. So, it becomes essential for you to know that which yoga exercises you should do if you have any kind of disorder.  

If you are a heart patient, then you should be aware of those poses which can adversely affect your health. Most commonly an inversion is very harmful if you have any cardiac problem. Why so? I’ll explain it to you. See, when you’re in an inverted position, your head is below the heart. This causes the venous blood to remain in the head for longer due to lack of gravitational assistance and this puts you in trouble. 

Harmful Effects of Yoga Exercises

Though yoga is the best way to stay fit but there are several yoga asanas that should be avoided by patients with any of the heart diseases. Practicing yoga in these conditions may intensify or aggravate the conditions.

Let’s have a look on the poses contraindicated in heart problems:

  1. Tadasana (Palm tree pose)

In this, the whole body is stretched with arms in upright position, which loosens the entire spinal column from top to bottom. The individuals are advised to not hold the breath while performing the asana, failing to which may cause serious problems in heart patients. So, it shouldn’t be practiced in chronic cardiac problems.