Lower cholesterol naturally by yoga and home remedies
Lower cholesterol yoga plays can help not only reduce cholesterol but to reduce weigh as well. Before going to yoga part, let’s try to understand what cholesterol is doing in our body and why we exactly need it. Some part of cholesterol is produced by the liver and some is coming in the body through food. Cholesterol is special substance that transferred in the blood with the help of lipoproteins. Cholesterol is very useful component that helps to produce some hormons and vitamins, for example, well known Vitamin D. There are two types of lipoproteins one is high-density lipoprotein (HDL), another is low-density lipoprotein (LDL). HDL cholesterol considered as ‘good’. HDL Cholesterol helps to remove cholesterol from your arteries by transferring it back to your liver for transformation. LDL considered as ‘bad’ cholesterol. LDL Cholesterol leaves cholesterol in your arteries. It means not all types of cholesterol are bad for our health. Means main focus will be on reduction of LDL Cholesterol.
Lower cholesterol yoga can be managed by combination of yoga and ayurveda. Firstly it is important to identify the dosha to concentrate work on improvement of metabolic disorders. The increased cholesterol can be because of hereditary problems or because of unhealthy lifestyle and excessive consumption of saturated fats of fast food and sweets. Ayurveda and Yoga gives some advices how to manage the LDH Cholesterol.
- Regime of the day. The most important is sleep 6-7 hours. As sleep is disturbed the metabolic processes can not run by correct way. The oxidative stress is increased the production of LDL
- Correct meal regime. In ayurveda we say “we are what we eat”. Meal should be used only for balance of body and mind but not for the satisfaction or relief of stress. The meal consumption depends on the dosha (Vata, Pitta, Kapha). Generally for taking meal must be proper conditions – calm area, not in hurry, slow chewing, without looking TV or play computer. Taking food should be like a ritual, it should be regular like 3-4 times a day, but amount of portion should be average.
- Pranayama practice like Nadi Shodhana, Kapalabhati, Bhastrika, Surya Bheda will increase the metabolism and reduce the amount of LDL cholesterol
- In Asana practice you can choose asana that influence on the metabolism. Following postures are used in Vedansha
Uttanasana (Standing forward bend)
Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward facing dog)
Urdhva Mukha Svanasana (Upward facing dog)
Utthita Parvakonasana (Extended triangle pose)
Supta Padangusthasana with belt (Reclined big toe pose)
This complex of simple procedures will help you to keep in harmony your mind and body and reduce the LDL Choesterol.