The heart beats over 100,000 times per day without rest. It’s powered by an incredible self-nurturing intelligence that pumps oxygen-rich blood into the circulatory system via our main artery, the aorta. The first muscle to receive this oxygen-rich blood is the heart itself via a branch of coronary arteries that nourish the cardiac muscles for our entire life.
If our hearts are built to care for themselves – why are there so many hearts going uncared for?
Cardiovascular diseases account for 31% of all global deaths. It’s the world’s biggest killer with 18 million deaths annually. Current statistics estimate that by the year 2030, 23 million people will die from cardiovascular diseases annually.
Stress, poor diet, lack of exercise and drugs and alcohol contribute to high blood pressure, heart attacks, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases. This highlights the importance of paying attention to the way we treat our bodies and what goes into them. The benefits of a natural diet are no longer a secret. Reducing the intake of refined sugars, fats and drugs and alcohol have become medical recommendations that can result in better health and wellbeing. So what’s the key factor being overlooked?
Developing self-awareness to the intricate interconnectedness of our body’s systems and structures is integral to treating our health on a more fundamental level. Prevention of illness is a far better option than succumbing to our undisciplined lifestyle choices that may result in diseases that can only be masked by pharmaceutical band-aids or invasive surgery.
How can Kundalini Yoga help the heart?
The more we use our hearts, the better they will serve us. Kundalini Yoga can therapeutically stimulate the heart through a vast range of movement and meditation that are designed to recalibrate functions of the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS). When the ANS is regulated our responses to daily stress are reduced and the heart becomes functionally balanced and less prone disease.
Small changes go a long way to creating a healthier lifestyle.
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