Yoga reduces cholesterol levels by addressing various related issues. Regular practice of yoga asanas coupled with pranayama, meditation, and a sensible diet can raise HDL and lower LDL. 

Cholesterol-lowering yoga:

  • Tapers off stress hormones.
  • Stimulates the endocrine system, can help you lose weight.
  • Builds stamina, enabling you to fight a sedentary lifestyle.
  • Stretches and massages abdominal organs. Stimulates them to function better and reduce bad cholesterol.
  • Effectively removes toxins and waste matter.

#1 Skull shining breathing technique (Kapal Bhati pranayama)

This pranayama increases the metabolic rate and reduces weight. It also stimulates the abdominal organs and improves digestive tract functioning.

#2 Wheel pose (Chakrasana)

The Wheel pose massages the abdominal organs and helps alleviate constipation. It also improves the functioning of the liver and thus helps get rid of excess fat and cholesterol.

#3 Locust Pose (Shalabhasana)

The Locust pose stretches the belly and stimulates the abdominal organs. This pose too helps overcome constipation.

#4 Shoulder stand (Sarvangasana)

The Shoulder stand stimulates the abdominal organs and improves digestion.

#5 Two-legged forward bend (Paschimottanasana)

This pose stimulates the liver and kidneys; reduces obesity and gets rid of excess fat from the abdominal region.

#6 Sitting Half-spinal twist (Ardha Matsyendrasana)

This pose massages the abdominal organs stimulates the liver and helps in overcoming indigestion.