Monday, April 4, 2011

Your Heart + Yoga = Love

According to a study presented on April 3 at the American College of Cardiology's 60th Annual Scientific Session, intense yoga practice can decrease irregular heartbeat episodes and "improve the symptoms of anxiety and depression often associated with atrial fibrillation", as written in the Huffington Post. Atrial fibrillation happens when the heart's smaller chambers, the atria, quiver instead of beating as they should.

Cardiologists knew yoga was good for the heart, but this particular study was the first to show specifically that patients with atrial fibrillation can benefit from the practice as well. Further proof that a happy yoga body is a healthy yoga body!

Check out the full article from The Huffington Post here.

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