Heart beat in human is usually initiated at a specific spot in the atrium called sinus node (pacemaker), however, sometimes heart beats are initiated by other parts of the atrium leading to irregular and fast heart beats,
a condition called trial fibrillation. An attack of atrial fibrillation can last from a few hours to several days.
Symptoms of atrial fibrillation include palpitations, chest pain, shortness of breath, fatgue, insomnia and dizziness. Atrial fibrillation increases the risk of stroke and heart attack.
Now a new study shows that Yoga performed for one hour once a week for 12weeks lowered heart rate and also lowered systolic and diastolic blood pressures.
The study involved 80 people and was carried out by a team at Sophiahemmet University, Sweden.