Yoga and Ayurveda’s View of Heart Disease

January 27, 2014    BY Carrie Demers

Why is heart disease so prevalent? Because, as a society, we are disconnected from our hearts, live in our heads, and suffer from depression and loneliness. Dr. Carrie explains that yoga and ayurveda see the health of the heart and the health of the body, mind, and emotions as inextricably intertwined—one affects the other. The ancient yogic texts tell us to connect with and know our hearts, says Shari, and she suggests that sitting quietly and “entering the room of your heart” yields many benefits. It’s not about opening the heart, she says, but about residing in the heart.

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Carrie Demers
Carrie Demers MD, has practiced integrative medicine for 22 years. After earning her medical degree and becoming board-certified in internal medicine, Dr. Demers went on to study massage, homeopathy, yoga, meditation, nutrition, herbal medicine, and ayurveda. She uses all these modalities to support patients’ inherent ability to heal.

Dr. Demers sees patients, writes articles, and lectures nationally on integrative medicine. She is board-certified in integrative medicine, and has been the... Read more>>