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6 Chronic Illnesses that Yoga Can Help Treat


2. Heart Disease

You’ve got to put two and two together when it comes to slow, meditative breathing and improved heart health. Researchers at Erasmus University Medical Center certainly did when they discovered that yoga improved cardiovascular health.

The research group concluded that yoga—unlike other forms of exercise—calls on a “powerful trifecta” of slow asanas (or poses), meditative breathing, and relaxed focus that calms the whole body and works to lower blood pressure and stress.

Mind-Body Practice (Yoga)

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