We’ve all heard the सलाह to eat well, get plenty of exercise, and avoid smoking to help prevent दिल disease. But there’s और to that heart-healthy equation than most of us know. Since the दिल is the सीट of ojas (the vital sap within us that gives us strong immunity, intelligence, compassion, and our “aura” या energetic body), any time we feel out of balance with our essential self in any way (through stress, through unhealthy relationships with others and/or the world around us), our bodies, and particularly our hearts, suffer. “As the दिल is an organ of emotion, emotional causes of दिल disease should always be considered first,” says David Frawley, लेखक of Ayurvedic Healing. This is not just the stuff of philosophers; scientists and researchers have found direct लिंक्स between what has typically been considered और esoteric सलाह and दिल disease.