However, yoga should always be practiced under expert guidance. As yoga becomes more and more popular, people tend to take cues from random yoga videos and articles to imitate poses. It can be dangerous if you do not know which yoga pose is not suitable for you. There are certain yoga poses that you should never practice in case you are suffering from certain conditions. Today we are listing five most popular yoga poses that you should never practice if you have heart problem. Remember , we are listing only five of the most common asanas. there are plenty of other asanas that you should not practice if you have heart ailments.
Chakrasana (Wheel pose):
In this pose the body takes the shape of an arc and it requires a lot of strength and a synchronized breathing ., This can exert a lot of a pressure on the heart. This asana causes the heart to pump a lot of blood. Therefore people with heart ailments must avoid it.
Sirshasana (Head stand):
In this pose the entire body is inverted completely. The heart has to work harder against gravity to supply blood to the lower body.
Halasana (Plough pose):
This asana also causes the heart to work against gravity to supply blood to the lower body. Thus it exerts a lot of pressure on the heart which can be fatal for people with heart ailments.
Sarvangasana (Shoulder stand):
Sarvangasana requires a person to stand upside down on the shoulders. While it puts pressure on the upper body, the heart works harder to pump blood to the lower body.
Viparita Karani (Simple inverted pose):
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This asana requires a person to lie on the back and lift the the legs and hips supported by the hands. Even this pose exerts pressure on the heart to supply blood to the lower body.