Harvard Heart Letter
How yoga may enhance heart health
In addition to boosting fitness and easing stress, yoga may also help you embrace a healthier lifestyle. Many people think of yoga mainly as an activity that promotes flexibility and balance. But this ancient tradition also includes breathing exercises, relaxation, and meditation. Together, these practices can lead to measurable improvements in factors connected with cardiovascular health, such as lower blood pressure, better sleep, and less artery-damaging inflammation.