Reduction of Stress and Inflammation:

Reduction Of Stress And Inflammation

Yoga is well-known for its ability to reduce stress, which is mediated by decreasing levels of stress hormones like cortisol. High cortisol levels are associated with inflammation and increased vascular stiffness. By reducing stress and inflammation, yoga can help maintain or increase the elasticity of blood vessels.

Improvement in Nitric Oxide production:

Yoga practices, particularly those that involve deep and mindful breathing, can increase the production of nitric oxide, a molecule that plays a crucial role in vascular health. Nitric oxide helps dilate blood vessels, improving blood flow and reducing blood pressure. This dilation requires the blood vessels to be flexible and responsive.

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

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