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Can Yoga prevent heart diseases?

According to Erik Ekker Solberg, head doctor in cardiology at the medical department at Diakonhjemmet Hospital in Oslo, the main effects of yoga are probably due to stress-reducing changes in the autonomic nervous system and the deep relaxation. So for people who do not have the opportunity to exercise energy-intensive exercises, yoga can be a good opportunity to prevent heart disease.
Read more on forskning.no and in
European Journal of Preventive Cardiology