12 Yoga Poses for a Healthy Heart!

September 21, 2021 |

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In the current scenario, no age factor determines heart diseases, and people are falling prey to cardiac arrests at an early age. Irregular meals, convenient foods with nil nutrition, and minimal physical exercises are the reasons for the unhealthy heart. A sedentary lifestyle has disturbed the proper functioning of the body resulting in multiple heart diseases.

So, you might be wondering what can be done about that? Well! There is good news that you can still do much more things to make your heart healthy and disease-free. Few regular stretches, exercises, and a healthy lifestyle can surely make you feel good!

Yoga, the primitive exercise therapy, has always been proven to be an excellent measure to keep your body and mind healthy. It is best to do morning yoga as the day starts fresh!

So let us learn about 12 simple though effective ‘Yoga Asanas’ which can help your heart remain healthy. Also, the best part is- No Side Effects and just the feeling of a healthy mind and body. So, without adieu, let’s get started!



  • Tadasana (Mountain Pose)

This asana helps to strengthen the vertebral column of the body and the heart. The asana, along with deep breathing, helps expand the lungs and provide enough oxygen to the lungs. Start with this for a good warm-up in the body.

  • Vrikshasana (Tree Pose)

As the name suggests, the asana is in the form of a tree. It helps in forming a firm and balanced posture. It also widens the shoulders and opens the heart, thereby making you feel confident, happy and healthy.

  • Utthita Hastapadasana (Extended Hands and Feet asana)

The above yoga asana needs good focus and stamina to balance the body. It also helps in controlling the weight and further boosts the health of the body. It helps in distributing oxygen to the entire body uniformly and regulates blood circulation too.

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  • Trikonasana (Triangle Pose)

When you have done the above asanas, your body is prepared to do a bit of extended yoga asana. This asana helps in the heart-opening, and it promotes cardiovascular exercises. The chest expands, and the breathing becomes deep and rhythmical. It also enhances stamina.

  • Virabhadrasana (Warrior Pose)

The Warrior Pose helps in boosting up the balance in the body and enhance stamina. It also helps in the regulation of blood circulation and helps in releasing stress. Moreover, it helps in keeping the heart rate check too.

  • Utkatasana (Chair Pose)

It is somewhat similar to squats. In the Utkatasana yoga posture, you can experience that your heart and respiration rate is increasing. The body posture helps the stretching of the chest and the stimulation of the heart.

  • Marjariasana (Cat Pose)

This yoga asana is quite a good relief after the chair pose. It helps the heart rate to come back to normal and become gentle and rhythmic, and it enhances blood circulation. It’s a relief, asana!

  • Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog Pose)

This yoga posture helps build the chest muscles and expands the lung region, and it also helps enhance the lung’s capacity. Regular practice of this pose also lowers LDL cholesterol and blood pressure.

  • Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)

This pose is a great stretching exercise. It helps in stretching the chest and thereby causes expansion in the heart. It’s best known for strengthening the heart.

  • Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)

As the name suggests, it is a kind of bow. The asana helps in opening up and also building the heart region. It helps in the overall body stimulation and makes the entire body flexible, and it enhances blood circulation.

  • Setu Bandhasana (Bridge Pose)

This pose is extremely good for facilitating deep breathing. It helps in the stretching of the spine and the chest. It improves blood flow and makes heart disease a negligible factor in the body. Good for the ones who sit and work all day; it enhances good posture as well!

  • Salamba Sarvangasana (Half Shoulder Stand Pose)

This asana helps in activating the parasympathetic nervous system. which helps in relaxing the body as well. It helps in creating the space in the chest and can prove to be restful and rejuvenating too.

So above asanas are the best out of all the yoga asanas, which would work well for the heart. Also, after these yoga asanas, do not forget to do the asana called as:

Shavasana (Corpse Pose)

Deep rest is the best pose out of all yoga poses. Simply lie on the floor and close your eyes. It helps the body and the breathing to relax. It is a wonderful stress buster, and it helps enhance the overall health of the heart and the body.

After you’ve done all these asanas, take a break from having anything (food or water) for at least an hour! Even bathing is not recommended right away. After a break, you are all set to start your new day with a healthy diet too. Regular practice of yoga helps the healing of the mind and the body as well.

Please Note: It is advisable to practice the yoga asanas under the supervision of a trained yoga teacher. Looking for one? Get connected with Yoga classes in Bangalore and feel the difference!

Time to rejuvenate your body with a healthy lifestyle!

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Ms. Mimi Partha Sarathy

Founder, Managing Trustee and Sr. Yoga Teacher Sri Krishna Wellness Yoga Centre

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India