Heart disease is the number one cause of death for both men and women in the United States, claiming approximately 1 million lives annually.
Studies have shown that yoga offers a variety of benefits to those that live with cardiac disease. Regular practice can help reduce high blood pressure, improve symptoms of heart failure, ease palpitations, enhance cardiac rehabilitation, and lower cardiovascular risk factors such as cholesterol levels, blood sugar, and stress hormones.
The Kula for Karma Cardiac Yoga Program takes a gentle approach to cardiac rehabilitation. We meet each participant at his/her own level and provide self-care tools that often become invaluable both in class and throughout life.
Englewood Hospital, Englewood NJ Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, New York City, NY
Flow Yoga Studio, Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ
Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, NJ
"Current research demonstrates that yoga provides important medical benefits for cardiac patients. Even more importantly, patients who practice stress reduction and relaxation techniques develop coping mechanisms that are far superior to pharmaceuticals."
-Dr. Benita Burke, Medical Director of Valley Medical Group’s Heart Care for Women