Heart rate variability is increasingly acknowledged as a health variable that can offer insights into how healthy you are and how well you deal with stress. Learn more about this important biomarker and preliminary studies on how it is affected by yoga practice. 

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Study Review on Yoga for Heart Disease Finds Early Evidence of Benefit

Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. There is growing evidence for the benefits of yoga for improving cardiovascular risk factors. Less is known about yoga’s effects for those with serious... Read more

New Study Indicates that Yoga Therapy Offers Help for Heart Failure

According to a recent study published in the April issue of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise yoga therapy may help improve the health of heart failure patients, as indicated by several measures... Read more

Study: Yoga Can Restore Balance for Stroke Survivors

What do downward-facing dog, tree pose, and child pose have to do with stroke survivors? According to a new study, these yoga postures, as well as other yoga movements can restore balance and significantly reduce the risk of falling for stroke patients with stroke-related movement impairment. Read more

Statins for High Cholesterol: Big Drugs, Little Benefit?

Natural ways to counteract high cholesterol without drugs. Read more

Ayurvedic Tips for Lowering Cholesterol Naturally

To lower cholesterol naturally, Ayurveda doesn’t just focus on cholesterol lowering foods, but rather on dietary recommendations, which will balance the overall fat metabolism of the body. Read more

Yoga Supports A Healthy, Happy Heart, Study Finds

True happiness and health can only be found deep within your own heart. A new study finds yoga to be a window within. Read more