It’s there, beating all the time … completely synchronized with every breath we take. It beats with each electrical impulse and does an enormous amount of work. Yet, even the most health-minded individual rarely, if ever thinks about the heart, an organ that serves the most important function in the body. Without it, nothing else works.
This is true in both the physical and energetic aspect. Physiologically, heart disease is still the number one cause of death in the U.S., and a major cause of disability. From an energetic standpoint, heartbreak is the leading cause of grief, which in turn affects our ability to heal our emotional state.
Eat right, take Omega 3s and exercise and you’re off to a very good start. However, I challenge you to take a closer look at your heart health on all levels. We can usually exercise, medicate or supplement our way out of pain, disease, inflammation and most other ailments; but taking the time to be conscious of the role the heart plays in our lives is where the work begins.
Whether you’re a seasoned health-nut or a newbie, there are steps that you can take to drastically improve your heart health using the three-pronged approach of nutrition, herbs and yoga.
The very first things you should do? Improve your diet and add necessary supplements. Think light! Stay away from foods that are too heavy and weigh you down, such as fried foods. If you’re a meat-eater, try leaning more toward vegetarian meals. Include more flax and avocados in your diet for heart healthy fats.