Yoga- tadasana to reduce syncope recurrences on practice
Tadasana or the mountain pose is a basic of standing postures that metabolically enhances body's function and heart health, and for several decades yoga postures have proven to improve health. Syncope is a sudden drop in blood pressure, a drop in heart rate, or changes in the amount of blood in areas of the body. Syncope affects almost all age groups affecting quality of life.
A recent study in JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology reported that three major findings, the first one being conventional therapy and conventional plus benefited patients with symptoms. Secondly, it caused fewer recurrences in patients and thirdly tadasana was well tolerated with no adverse events.
Study concluded that tadasana increases venous return and lower limb muscle tone stabilizing breathing helping autonomic tone.
Dr. Nandita Mohan
BDS, MDS( Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry)