Yoga for heart health


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Yoga uses controlled breathing, meditation, and a series of poses to improve the health of your body and your mind. Taking a live streaming yoga class or watching an instructional video a couple times a week while hunkering down due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic can help reduce stress, lower your anxiety, and improve your blood pressure. Just find a quiet place in your house, roll out the mat or towel, and let the stress reduction begin. 

In short, yoga helps your heartHere’s how.

If you regularly take yoga classes, find out if the studio you visit or your instructor is offering live streaming classes during this period of sheltering in place. If not, there are many YouTube  instructional videos available to fit your level and preferred style of yoga practice. 

Stay well, and keep washing your hands.

Find a doctor

If you feel unwell and would like to consult your doctor, consider using telemedicine options. Providence Express Care Virtual connects you face-to-face with a nurse practitioner who can review your symptoms, provide instruction and follow-up as needed. If you need to find a doctor, you can use our provider directory to search for one in your area.






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About the Author

The Providence Heart & Vascular Team is committed to bringing you many years of expertise and experience to help you understand how to prevent, treat and recover from cardiovascular diseases and conditions. From tips to eating better to exercise and everything in between, our clinical experts know how to help you help your heart.

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