great news! there is more medical research proving what many of us already know - yoga does your body - and your heart - good!
"There are currently no proven complementary therapies [besides yoga] that are known to help decrease the symptoms of atrial fibrillation in a noninvasive fashion with minimal side effects and reasonable safety and efficacy." -Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, M.D.
Dr. lakkireddy performed a 3-month yoga intervention, studying the effects of yoga on 49 patients with irregular heartbeats (specifically, those with atrial fibrillation). the results of this yoga experiment showed a decrease in the occurence of irregularities. the patients also self-reported an overall improvement in wellness - mentally, physcially and emotionally.
in short, big points were scored for yoga in this study!