Yoga for the Heart

The practice of yoga has a powerful influence on the heart—physically, energetically and emotionally. Upper back bending poses open the chest and create space and improve circulation around the heart. Anahata, the heart chakra, is one of the most accessible and powerful of the energy centers in the body. Yoga poses can have a range of effects on the emotional heart—from creating calm and compassion to removing our protective armor to removing darkness and depression. Explore how to both strengthen and open your heart through these heart-centered yoga practices.


Yoga Calms Irregular Heartbeats

Yoga Calms Irregular Heartbeats

A prospective study recently presented at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) annual meeting found that three months of twice-weekly, 90-minute yoga classes improved quality of life, depression, anxiety, and… Read More→

Laughter Yoga Helps Your Heart

Laughter Yoga

Laughter and humor have been correlated to beneficial health outcomes, and research tells us the benefits of yoga are no less impactful. Both laughter and yoga have independently been shown… Read More→

Does Hot Yoga Warm Your Heart?

Hot Yoga Heart Opening pose

Interestingly, recent scientific studies have shown that physical warmth supports a more open, warm emotional response to the world. The study showed that participants who were presented with physical experiences… Read More→

Yoga: Good for Your Heart

Yoga pose to open Heart

Practitioners of Hatha yoga have long praised the ability of the practice to calm the mind and heal the body.  The great teacher BKS Iyengar came to his teacher TKV… Read More→

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