Direct impact on blood vessels

Direct Impact On Blood Vessels

Yoga involves various postures and movements that directly or indirectly stretch and stimulate not only the muscles but also the blood vessels within those muscle groups. This stimulation can help maintain the elasticity of the vascular walls.

Lifestyle impact: Regular yoga practice is often part of a broader approach to a healthier lifestyle, including a balanced diet and other exercise forms, which collectively contribute to better vascular health.

Research on yoga and its specific effects on vascular flexibility is ongoing, and our ancestors have been practicing yoga for centuries by knowing its benefit on overall health. The combination of stress reduction improved endothelial function (via increased nitric oxide), and better blood flow supports the premise that yoga helps maintain and improve the flexibility of blood vessels, contributing to overall cardiovascular health.

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Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: May 3, 2024

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