Yoga can offer as much cardiovascular health benefits as conventional exercise by calming the nervous system and reducing stress.

Here are four poses you can do to keep your heart healthy.

If you don’t have a yoga mat, the seated poses can be done on your bed or a soft blanket. Before you begin, take a few deep breaths to center yourself. Hold each pose gently for five to 10 breaths.

Diamond pose or Vajrasana

Kneel down and place your pelvis on your heels. Place your palms on your knees facing upward.

Yogi squat or Malasana

Squat down and join your palms in front of your chest. Use your elbows to push thighs out as much as possible.

Mountain pose or Tadasana

Stand up straight keeping your feet parallel and weight balanced on both feet equally. Hands by your side.

Easy pose or Sukhasana

Any comfortable, cross-legged, seated position. Try using props such as blankets, towels, and yoga blocks can help you feel as comfortable as possible in this pose.

Always consult your doctor before beginning any new fitness routine.