Swastikasan


Swastik is considered as auspicious symbol & this asana tries to attain the shape of Swastika.

Steps to follow:

Sitting postion

Procedure:

1.Spread both the legs & keep 1 to 1.5 feet distance between them.

2.Bend the left knee & place its soul touching inner side of right  thigh.

3. Bend the right knee & place its foot in between the thigh 7 calf of the leg.

4.Keep the wrist of both the hands on respective knees & take Dyana Mudra.

Position:

1.Keep Normal breathing.

2.Keep body, back, Head straight.

3.Eyes should be closed.

4. Keep muscles relax.

Releasing the position:

1.Brings the hand besides the waist.

2.Straighten the right leg.

3.Straighten the left leg.

4.Get both the legs together & back to sitting position.

Duration of asana:

You can maintain this asana for 10 mins after 10 -15 days regular practice. After more practice you can extend this duration for 2-3 hrs.

Benefits:

1. Breathing slows down.

2. Dyana mudra helps in stabilizing the pulse beats.

3. Improves concentration.

4. Muscle strain reduces, which in turn reduces strain on heart.

5. function of backbone improves.

Contra – Indication:

As it is very simple asana, anyone can practice it.

 

 

 

 

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Garlic & Cardiovascular Disease:


Zhang et al reported that gender might affect the action of garlic on plasma cholesterol & glucose levels of normal subjects.  A systematic review of effectiveness of garlic as an antihyperlipidemic agent included 10 studies & found that six studies garlic was effective in reducing serum cholesterol levels.

The average drop in –

  1. Total cholesterol was 9.9%,
  2. LDL 11.4% &
  3. Triglycerides 9.9%.

Other direct cardio protective effect of garlic in humans have also reported-

  1. Decrease in unstable angina
  2.  Increase in the elastic property of blood vessels
  3. Decrease in peripheral arterial occlusion diseases
  4. Increases peripheral blood flowing in healthy subjects
  5.  Inhibiting the progression of coronary calcification in patients receiving satin therapy.

Some scientist  conclude in their review that although garlic appears to hold promise in reducing parameters associated with cardiovascular disease, more in depth & well designed studies are required.

 

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Ischemic Heart Disease


Angina – Angina manifests as pain in the chest that results from reduced blood supply to the heart ( ischemia). Blood carries oxygen around your body & depriving the heart of oxygen has serious consequences.

Angina is caused by atherosclerosis, that is the narrowing and or blockage of the blood vessels that supply the heart.

The typical pain of angina is in the chest but it can often radiate of the left arm, shoulder or jaw. If you have angina you will have noticed that the pain is related to exertion & is relieved by rest.

An angina attack is also associated with shortness of breath & sweating.

Woman may experience angina slightly differently. Women appear to have more pain in their shoulder & middle back area & more throat, neck & jaw pain than men.

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Post Angioplasty Exercise: Do’s & Don’ts


Post  Angioplasty  Exercise: 

Do’s :

  1. Start with very low intensity exercise like walking, climbing stairs etc.
  2. Choose an exercise you love to do. Its easier to keep up.
  3. Warm up before the exercise & cool down after you finish the exercise.
  4. Try exercise at the same time everyday as this is better accepted by the body clock.
  5. Wait for one hour after meals & one hour after bathing.
  6. Wear Comfortable shoes & clothing’s appropriate to weather.

Don’ts:

  1. Do not start heavy exercise right away. Slowly increase the intensity.
  2. Avoid exercising in extreme Heat & extreme cold.
  3. Do not exercise after meals & alcohols.
  4. Do not squeeze your whole weeks exercise in the weekend only.
  5. Don’t overdo. If you are feeling low or tired stop. Over exertion can be dangerous.

 

Stop Exercise if you are getting breathlessness, chest pain or discomfort & talk to your doctor.

 

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