Heart attack is a condition where a blood clot in the coronary artery blocks the flow of blood to the heart. High blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, smoking, lack of physical activity, diabetes, heredity, age, and stress can all lead to a heart attack.
Here are some tips to build a healthy heart:
1. Super six products that reduce the risk of a heart attack considerably by lowering blood lipids, bad cholesterol and blood sugar are as follows:
(a)Soya: 50gm a day can reduce risk by45%.
(b)Two amlas a day can reduce risk by 24%.
(c)Isabgol: 15 gm a day can reduce risk by30%.
(d)Garlic: 2 cloves a day can reduce risk by24%.
(e)Bengal gram: 30 gm a day can reduce risk by24%.
(f)Fenugreek: 25 gm a day can reduce risk by45%.
2.Walking is an aerobic exercise that conditions heart and lungs, if done properly for 30-40 minutes, three to four times a week. It leads to the boost in your energy level, relieves tension, increases stamina, tones muscles, increases resistance to fatigue and improves yourself image too.
3. Drink water: 12-14 glasses of water a day help to reduce high cholesterol, blood pressure, boost energy and improve mental and physical performance. Water flushes out toxins and transports nutrients. It also regulates temperature and helps indigestion.
4. Yoni Mudra: The technique is as follows:
(b)Stretch both your palms and bring them to your face.
(c)Gently close your eyes with index fingers, without pressing eyes.
(d)Place fingers on either side of your nose, upper lips and lower lips respectively.
(e)Now, press both ears gently with thumbs. Do not put pressure on eyes or nose.
(f)Now relax the whole body .Feel the emotions within you and concentrate on your breathing.
(g)Practice this mudra for 5-10 minutes daily.
Benefits: This mudra controls external senses, develops calmness, balance and also helps increase concentration.
Further to strengthen the heart tissues yoga is the best means to achieve that. The following meditative technique should be practiced:
(a)Lie down in shavasana pose – legs apart, hands little away from the body.
(b)Imagine you are breathing in from the left nostril and breathing out from the right one; and then breathing in from the right nostril, breathing out from the left.
(c)When the rhythmic alternate breathing pattern is established, add the mantra soham to your breath when you breathe in and ham when you breathe out.
(d)Practice this for 20-30 minutes twice a day.
(e)After a few days, when you are comfortable with the asana, maintain the ratio of 1:2 for inhalation and exhalation. Then the mantra will become:soham…m…m…m.You can also practice this meditation for 2-3 minutes to maintain a relaxed state.