Yoga is a type of physical, mental, and spiritual disciplines which originated in ancient India. According to a modern study from the European Society of Cardiology, Yoga can upgrade the quality of life for a person to go through from atrial fibrillation.

What is Arterial—Fibrillation?

Atrial fibrillation is a systematic heartbeat that can give rise to serious complications such as heart failure. In Europe around 25 percent of middle-aged adults, which origin up to 30 percent of all strokes. Arterial Fibrillation shows the symptoms of heart palpitations, racing pulse, fatigue, chest pain, and dizziness.

Yoga’s effect on arterial fibrillation

A study was conducted on 538 individuals, who were observed for 12 weeks before taking part in and 16 weeks of yoga training. In the course of both study intervals, features and occurrence of atrial fibrillation were registered in a diary.

Participants described anxiety, depression, and the ability to perform daily activities, energy levels, and mood. Furthermore, the specialist measured heart rate and blood pressure. These results were examined and compared between the yoga and non-yoga phases of the trial.


Compared to the 12 weeks without yoga, the patients accomplished remarkable improvements in all areas during the 16-week yoga period. For instance, during the without yoga phase, participants incident an average of 15 warnings episodes of atrial fibrillation. This average dripped to eight episodes in the course of the yoga phase. Besides, yoga training was related to significantly lower blood pressure levels.


Expertise suggests that yoga has extensive physical and mental health benefits for patients with atrial fibrillation. That could become a top of curious therapies. The research exhibits that, yoga increases muscle strength, reduces stress, boosts immunity and energy, refine blood circulation, improves the quality of life, and encourages mental purity.

Cover Photo by Karolina Grabowska

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