Yoga To Reduce Colesterol Level


Yoga can be a beneficial addition to a healthy lifestyle for managing cholesterol levels. Here are some yoga poses and practices that may help reduce cholesterol:

  1. Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation):

    • Surya Namaskar is a series of twelve yoga poses performed in a sequence, often done in the morning to awaken the body and energize the mind.
    • This dynamic sequence of poses helps improve circulation, stimulate digestion, and promote overall cardiovascular health, which can contribute to lowering cholesterol levels over time.
  2. Trikonasana (Triangle Pose):

    • Stand with your feet wide apart, arms parallel to the ground.
    • Turn your right foot out 90 degrees and left foot slightly inwards.
    • Extend your torso to the right, bending at the waist, and place your right hand on your shin, ankle, or the floor.
    • Extend your left arm straight up towards the ceiling, opening your chest.
    • Hold the pose for 30 seconds to 1 minute, then switch sides.
  3. Ardha Matsyendrasana (Half Lord of the Fishes Pose):

    • Sit on the floor with your legs extended in front of you.
    • Bend your right knee and place your right foot on the outside of your left thigh.
    • Twist your torso to the right, placing your left elbow on the outside of your right knee.
    • Hold the pose and breathe deeply for 30 seconds to 1 minute, then switch sides.
  4. Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose):

    • Lie on your stomach with your palms flat on the floor under your shoulders.
    • Inhale as you gently lift your chest off the floor, keeping your elbows close to your body.
    • Press the tops of your feet into the floor and engage your back muscles to lift your chest higher.
    • Hold the pose for 15-30 seconds, then exhale as you slowly release back to the floor.
  5. Pranayama (Breathing Exercises):

    • Practice deep breathing exercises such as Diaphragmatic Breathing (also known as Belly Breathing) or Kapalabhati Pranayama (Skull Shining Breath).
    • Deep breathing helps reduce stress, improve lung function, and promote relaxation, all of which can help lower cholesterol levels.
  6. Nadi Shodhana Pranayama (Alternate Nostril Breathing):

    • Sit comfortably with your spine straight and shoulders relaxed.
    • Close your right nostril with your right thumb and inhale deeply through your left nostril.
    • Close your left nostril with your right ring finger and exhale slowly through your right nostril.
    • Inhale through your right nostril, then close it and exhale through your left nostril.
    • Continue alternating nostrils for several rounds, focusing on slow and steady breaths.

Consistency and regular practice are key to experiencing the benefits of yoga for reducing cholesterol levels. Along with yoga, maintaining a healthy diet, regular exercise, and stress management techniques can contribute to overall heart health and cholesterol management. It's important to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new exercise or yoga routine, especially if you have existing health conditions or concerns.




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