Yoga for Cardiovascular Health

Big study planned to assess yoga's benefits for heart health

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Dr D Prabhkaran, executive director, Public Health Foundation of India, has just delivered a lecture at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital on the topic ‘how do we prevent cardiovascular disease in India?' Pleasingly, the benefits of yoga for cardiovascular health were extensively explored as part of this lecture, with Dr Prabhkaran described the upcoming clinical trial, “Effects of Yoga based Cardiac Rehabilitation (Yoga Care) Programme on Cardiovascular Health – A clinical trial.” This clinical trial is being done in 25 centres across India and 4,000 patients have to be enrolled under it. Under this study, half patients will be treated under the standard care (without yoga) and half will regularly practice yoga. At the end of the study, a comparison of patients will be done in regards to quality of life and their survival rate. I look forward to reading the results and will share them with you as soon as they are released!

Heather Mason

Founder of the Minded Institute, The Minded Institute

Heather Mason is a leader in the field of mind-body therapy and the founder of Yoga Therapy for the Mind. She develops innovative methods for mental health treatment drawing on her robust educational background including an MA in Psychotherapy, an MA in Buddhist Studies, studies in Neuroscience and a current MSc in Medical Physiology.. She is also a 500 RYT, a yoga therapist and an MBCT facilitator. Heather offers various professional trainings for yoga teachers, healthcare professionals and therapists, lectures around the world, and delivers training to medical students. She also develops protocols for different client populations by translating cutting edge research from the psycho-biology and neuro-biology of stress into yoga practices, breathwork, mindfulness interventions and therapeutic holding. Further she is involved in research on the efficacy of these practices, holds the annual UK yoga therapy conference and is blazing the trail for the integration of yoga therapy into the NHS