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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