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👤FM Bureau 🕔01-June-2014
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The continued practice of yoga will lead you to a sense of peace and well-being, and also a feeling of being at one with their environment

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The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) EuroHeart Care Congress held in Glasgow, Scotland, reveals medical yoga and acupressure reduce blood pressure and heartbeat rates in patients with arterial fibrillation (AF), a quivering or irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other serious complications.   

For the study, 80 patients with diagnosed PAF were randomised to the usual medical treatment plus yoga or just the usual treatment. Patients in the yoga group attended hour long sessions of yoga classes one time a week over a period of three months. The results showed that after three months, those in the yoga group experienced significant decreases in both blood pressure and heartbeat rates as compared to those in the control group. Heartbeat rates and blood pressure actually increased in the group not practising yoga.

Natural cure for bad breath

Yoga offers specific breathing techniques, commonly known as ‘pranayama,’ in order to aid in the complete balance of the entire system. The ancient sages observed that it had a potent influence over the respiratory and digestive organs. One of the many benefits through mastery of breath control was a sweeter-smelling exhalation.

There are countless pranayama techniques. However, one of the most approachable is a technique called ‘kapalbhati’. Different schools teach the method in various ways, but the common thread of the practice is the emphasis on the exhalation. First, take a comfortable seat and allow the belly to relax and extend. Then begin to rhythmically contract the belly (the sensation is akin to someone punching the stomach at regular intervals and forcing the air out of the nose). Keep a steady rhythm, with the eyes closed, and complete up to 100 rounds (50 for beginners). Worry not about the inhales, as they happen automatically with the pumping action of the tummy. 

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