• Journal Club
  • Year:2020
  • Volume:1
  • Issue:2

Yoga and Cardiovascular Health Trial (YACHT)

Saras Jyoti


Over the years Yoga has gained popularity throughout the world because of its various health benefits. Yoga is mind-body intervention which includes breathing, body postures and meditation (1). The studies on Yoga have documented to lower the stress and depression and are believed to improve biological cardiovascular risk factors (2–4). Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is a program designed to strengthen cardiovascular health if you have experienced the heart related problems, and it has been shown to improve cardiovascular mortality and hospital re-admissions in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD). Yoga could, therefore, be a useful addition to CR. In this UK-based randomized report (Yoga and Cardiovascular Health Trial (YACHT), the hypothesis was that Yoga could be related to primarily with improvements in cardiovascular function in patients suitable for CR.