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BRIEF REVIEW
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 138-142

Yoga and the heart


Department of Cardiology, Medanta The Medicity, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Correspondence Address:
Rahul Mehrotra
Medanta - The Medicity, Sector 38, Gurgaon - 122 001, Haryana
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2250-3528.192697

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The concept of "Yoga" is currently gaining a lot of popularity worldwide owing to its various health benefits and other advantages such as safety and ease of practice. There is considerable evidence accumulating related to its benefits on health, especially cardiovascular health. There is, however, a lot of confusion related to the term "Yoga" in the various studies as it comprises several different practices. More good quality studies are needed utilizing different components of "Yoga" investigating their effects on cardiovascular disease. There is also a change in the understanding of the role of the heart in the human body.


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