Yoga is popular among people who want to relax or increase their flexibility. It can develop strength, balance and coordination.
It has been shown to help with anxiety, stress and depression, conditions that affect many people who have suffered a cardiac event or have undergone cardiac surgery.
If you have a heart condition, regularly practising yoga can be a way of helping to deal with stress and therefore helping you to cope with your condition. It can also help to increase feelings of well-being.
Some people find it helps with depression.
Yoga can make people feel better about themselves, which may help recovery and help to provide the confidence and motivation to maintain regular yoga practice and to make other beneficial lifestyle changes, such as other forms of exercise, eating healthily or quitting smoking.
Our class, tailored to benefit those of us with cardiac-related health issues, is held on Wednesdays at 5.30 pm.