Indian Cardiologist Says Yoga Can Reduce Heart Disease by 20 Percent

Sheveta Aggarwal's March 20 article "AIIMS Cardiologist Vouches for Yoga as Heart Cure" posted at the Chandigarh Newsline website reports on Dr. S. C. Manchanda's claim that Yoga can reduce heart disease by 20 percent. Dr. Manchanda is the former Head of the Cardiology Department at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). Heart disease is expected to increase by 300 percent in the next two decades among Indians, and Dr. Manchanda thus believes practicing Yoga is vital and should be implemented during childhood. This would help establish Yoga as part of a person's lifestyle, not as something they do a few hours a week. He quotes a research study from AIIMS which showed that all risk factors in patients who had multiple artery blockages showed a marked improvement after integrating a Yoga practice. Dr. Manchanda feels the benefits extend beyond heart disease and reach into stress reduction, hypertension, asthma, and anxiety.

IPC Heart Care Centers Launch VCD to Say "Good-bye" to Heart Attacks
Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death for people across the globe. IPC Heart Care, India's only company that follows "Preventive Cardiology" has launched a VCD called Good-bye to Heart Attack. The 90-minute CD provides education on ways to prevent and reverse heart disease and includes a section with yogâsana sequences. For more information, please see:

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