Updated: Mar 6
Today is Movement for Movement Monday!
As we all know, doing nothing is doing something however, many of us need some support to simply get moving (whatever that may be for you).
Following your doctor's orders, do whatever he/she has cleared you to do. While recovering from open heart surgery, you may find it a little difficult to "move" and that's normal.
🧘♀️ According to Carol Kruvoff from Yoga Journal titled A Yoga Practice for High Blood Pressure, "If you have high blood pressure or know you are at risk for it, yoga poses, breathing and mediation can be powerful tools in your self care regimen. "
👉 Carol continues to say that "Several studies have shown that yoga can lead to significant reductions in blood pressure, most likely thanks to its ability to calm stress, which can cause short-term spikes in blood pressure and may be implicated in the long-term development of the disease."
If you would like to learn, check out the article here.
*Aortic Hope does not provide medical advice. Articles shared are intended to be a source of information. Always consult your personal physical before making any changes to your personal lifestyle.