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Exploring the Connection Between Yoga and the Heart

Atrial fibrillation (AFib), a heart condition marked by an irregular heartbeat, increases a patient's risk for stroke, blood clots, heart failure and other heart-related complications. AFib is a serious condition, and if left untreated, AFib may lead to death. The Medical Center, Navicent Health (MCNH) is committed to raising awareness of this condition and navigating AFib patients toward wellness.

This month, MCNH will offer two free seminars for those living with AFib to explore the connection between yoga and the heart. Yoga has been shown to have a calming influence that can regulate the heart's beat in patients with AFib. "Atrial Fibrillation & Yoga - How They Work Hand in Hand" is a free seminar that will provide education as well as gentle yoga practice.

This seminar will be offered on the following dates

Tuesday, September 4

Atrial Fibrillation & Yoga

12:00 p.m.

Wellness Center, Atrium Health Navicent, 3797 Northside Dr. in Macon.

Presented by Jonathan Hoffman, M.D.

Light lunch will be served.

Please RSVP to 478-633-7157 required.

Saturday, September 22

Atrial Fibrillation & Yoga

9:00 a.m.

Amerson River Park, 2251 North Pierce Dr. in Macon

Smoothies will be served.

Please RSVP to 478-633-7157 required.

Those concerned about AFib and ready to seek treatment may also contact Atrium Health Navicent's AFib Information Line at 1-844-633-7738.

About Atrium Health Navicent

Atrium Health Navicent was incorporated on November 17, 1994, as a nonprofit corporation whose primary purpose is to coordinate The Medical Center, Navicent Health and other affiliated entities in their mission of providing a comprehensive continuum of high quality, reasonably priced healthcare services to the region. Atrium Health Navicent has 970 beds for medical, surgical, rehabilitation and hospice purposes. The health system includes The Medical Center, Navicent Health, a nationally recognized tertiary teaching hospital; Atrium Health Navicent Beverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital, the region's only dedicated pediatric hospital; Atrium Health Navicent Baldwin and Medical Center of Peach County, Atrium Health Navicent, both rural hospitals; Rehabilitation Hospital, Atrium Health Navicent, the region's oldest and most experienced rehabilitation provider; Pine Pointe, Atrium Health Navicent, which provides palliative and hospice care in homes and in its facility; Carlyle Place, Atrium Health Navicent, the area's first continuing care retirement community; Navicent Health Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Atrium Health Navicent; as well as diagnostic and home care services. For more information, please visit

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