Talk to anyone who practices yoga, and he or she will likely tell you about the numerous health benefits to the body and mind. But did you know that yoga is an effective way to keep your veins healthy? It’s true.

The importance of vein health

Healthy veins are vital to our overall health, as they are the pathways through which blood flows back to the heart. Healthy veins have normal, functioning vein valves. But when those valves become damaged or the vein wall is too weak, blood pools in the legs. This can lead to the formation of varicose veins. Left untreated, varicose veins worsen, becoming enlarged over time and causing more serious conditions such as leg ulcers.

Certainly, there are advanced techniques to treat varicose veins, spider veins and other vein disorders. Especially if you have one or more large veins near the surface of your skin. But before those large veins appear, you can fight chronic venous insufficiency (improper blood circulation caused by poorly functioning valves) by practicing yoga.

Yoga poses for healthy veins

Through several asanas, or yoga poses, you can quell chronic venous insufficiency. In general, poses that raise your feet higher than your heart are the most beneficial pose for affected valves. These inverted poses cause the blood to flow naturally, with gravity toward your heart. The following inverted poses should only be attempted with the help of an experienced instructor, especially if you’re just starting your yoga practice:

Legs up the wall pose (Viparita Karani)

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Shoulder stand (Salamba Sarvangasana)

Shoulder Stand yoga pose

Headstand (Sirsasana)

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Seated forward bend (Paschimottanasana)

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Downward-facing dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)

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Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskara)

open chest yoga for heart

Corpse pose (Savasana)

heart opening yoga

Other helpful poses include stretching and toning the deepest muscles in your calves and hamstrings, (many forward bend poses accomplish this). For gentle movement and to keep your blood flowing, sun salutations are most effective. The final Savasana should be performed to cool down and relax after the exercise.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment, and total dedication to your vein health

Why is Chicago Vein Institute the preferred vein institute in the city? We are proud to say, we have many success stories to share. But more important, our team of vein specialists, led by Dr. Mensur O. Sunje, is experienced and caring. We are passionate about helping people overcome the discomfort of varicose veins and other vein problems. Learn more about the services we offer by calling our North Center location at 773-231-9884 or our Downtown Chicago location at 312-234-0750

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Kenneth B.
Kenneth B.
16:15 28 Jul 20
Really great doctor, that takes his time with each patient to have a quality conversation and answer all of their questions
BIH P.
BIH P.
15:44 28 Jul 20
Rocket I was having so many problems due to Covid 19 not able to get an appointment . I wasn't given the chance. I tried very hard. Also my insurance doesnt want to cover . I need to call first thing in the morning . I need to make sure I get as much information as much as possible as to why.... Tommorow I have appointment.read more
Why M.
Why M.
00:50 21 Jul 20
Staff is nice, clean environment, I would suggest updating Google information because it has the old address listed.
Kenyetta B.
Kenyetta B.
16:27 15 Jan 20
If you suffer from rhoids (you know what I’m talking about!) just come here. They treat them with infrared laser to reduce the swelling and it helps tremendously. It’s a quick procedure and you’ll be feeling better soon after. Don’t walk around in silence. Yes it’s awkward but it’s better than... being in pain! I hope my review helps someone. I didn’t see any other reviews about them so thought I would help others out there. They do get busy so keep that in mind. Appointments are not always immediate. They were nice enough to squeeze me in one day on the same day basis because I was in so much pain. I’m very grateful for them.read more
Everz
Everz
21:50 08 Jan 20
Just had a wonderful experience at CVI. As a new patient, I learned so much from Paul. It is clear he loves his job, which makes the experience that much more positive. Dr. Sunje provided excellent care. I found the right place.
Lauren R.
Lauren R.
01:59 25 Oct 19
The tech and the doctors are very nice and they let you know right away whats going i am so happy they where able to give me good news
DEANNA C.
DEANNA C.
15:08 18 Sep 19
Dr. Sunje and his staff: Sandy/Vanessa- Receptionists; Cece, Paul, Madeline, Jackie, Vanessa, Joanna and Gabriela, are professional at what they do, respectively, yet personal in caring about my well being throughout the process. Each time I went, regardless of who was assisting with my outpatient... procedures, they were in tuned to making sure I was taken care of. Dr. Sunje called me on a Saturday to see how I was doing from an outpatient procedure I had completed the previous day. I look forward to my visits knowing that the best outcome will be achieved with Dr. Sunje and his staff.read more
Issa Lozada V.
Issa Lozada V.
21:55 17 Sep 19
My doc Cece was so nice and made me feel very welcomed. I asked for a specific, natural look and that’s exactly what I got. I had many questions and all of them were answered with full details. Her assistant Jazmine was so sweet and made me feel welcomed. I would definitely recommend! Every penny... was worth it. Quality service in all aspectsread more
Maiyah O.
Maiyah O.
01:31 30 Aug 19
This is the best vein clinic I have been to. Staff is very friendly and pleasant and Dr. Sunje gives you his undivided attention. I went for spider vein sclerotherapy on my legs and they did not only do an excellent job removing spider veins but also walked me through the steps of the procedure and... did a quick ultrasound to determine and explain the underlaying causes of my spider veins. I highly recommend this clinic to anyone with vein-related concerns on their legs.read more
Ula W.
Ula W.
15:10 11 Aug 19
I have been to the Chicago Vein Institute twice to see Lauren for lip fillers.I can't express just how happy I am with my results! She was able to create the exact shape and pout that I was looking for. Lauren is very gentle and precise with her work. Honestly, I'm hooked and cannot wait to go back... to see her again!read more
Emily R.
Emily R.
14:29 09 Aug 19
Great place! Staff is very courteous and pro at all levels.
Jeffrey J. P.
Jeffrey J. P.
22:15 07 Aug 19
I had such an amazing experience at the clinic. I had Dysport injections with Cecilia Lee and could not be happier with the results. She took excellent care of me and made me feel very comfortable with the procedure. Everyone I interacted with at the clinic was very professional and courteous. I... will certainly be returning. 😊read more
Todd F.
Todd F.
16:16 22 Jul 19
Amazing staff and very professional doctors, very clean clinic. I highly recommend this place.
Jehan T.
Jehan T.
17:13 17 Jul 19
Very nice and welcoming practice. Everyone is very nice and polite.
Marija S.
Marija S.
21:24 06 Jun 19
The staff, physicians, nurses, PAs, NPs and administrative support, are incredibly friendly, and show genuine concern for the patient. Physicians and nurses take their time, reviewing procedures with clients, and patiently answers questions. The level of competence is very high. I have been to a... lot of offices that offer medical and cosmetic procedures, but this is the absolute best I ever found, bar none. I recommended the Chicago Vein Institute to my friends, and will continue to do so. I wish I could give more than 5 points!read more
EstherSylvia F.
EstherSylvia F.
18:23 05 Jun 19
Very friendly and professional staff. Keep it up 👍
Ashour M.
Ashour M.
02:18 05 Jun 19
Very friendly staff and the doctor always has a smile on his face. Office is clean and modern, would recommend it to anyone. Plus the mints are good 😉
Elzbieta M.
Elzbieta M.
21:33 18 May 19
Wow this place is absolutely amazing. The staff and the doctors were so nice and very thorough with speaking to me about everything going on. I highly recommend this place. The doctor makes you feel like you're important and the staff and doctors listen to you. Facility was very clean. This is a... very good place if you want to come and be treated like family.read more
Tiffany Shadley Haul Kinda G.
Tiffany Shadley Haul Kinda G.
13:44 16 May 19
Very pleased with everyone. From the doctors to the ultrasound tec, and all the staff. I've been treated good, and my treatment was explained very well. Definitely recommend this place to anyone that is suffering with varicose veins. It is somewhat painful but worth it. I'm halfway with my... treatment and I already see the difference. The doctor is very caring and helpful he takes his time to call his patients afterwards to make sure that your doing good.read more
Gaby F.
Gaby F.
13:51 12 Mar 19
It is so nice to see my legs without veins thanks the Chicago Vein Institute team.
Magda G.
Magda G.
22:22 08 Mar 19
They are very professional
ESTHER V.
ESTHER V.
01:03 13 Feb 19
The people here are such beautiful, very vibrant people. Everyone is so consistent in how they treat me and are very welcoming to all. I sometimes go in earlier than my appointment time just to enjoy the environment.
Cynthia K.
Cynthia K.
17:47 11 Jan 19
I have been to so many places with my legs and there is no one better than doctor Sunje. My legs never felt & looked better before. I have amazing results and I don't have enough words to thank dr Sunje. He is a miracle doctor and I want to say to everybody out there having vein issues like me,... please don't waste your time in other clinics how I did before I discovered Chicago Vein Institute. We are so lucky to have a specialist like dr Sunje in Chicago! I also want to thank the stuff at Chicago Vein Institute. Everybody is always super friendly & nice!Thank you so much from your super happy customer!!!!read more
Natalia L.
Natalia L.
18:31 08 Nov 18
My mom did both of her legs for varicose veins and Cece has done a tremendous job, she is very talented and very caring. We are very satisfied with the service staff as well, don’t know all the name but Mona Lisa was very helpful. Glad we choose this place. Cece you are the best, we love you.
David B.
David B.
00:38 12 Oct 18

Chicago Vein Institute is a practice solely dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of vein diseases. The experts at CVI perform the latest and most effective treatments for painful varicose veins, spider veins, and other vein-related disorders. CVI offers minimally invasive treatment options, including Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA), Ambulatory Phlebectomy, Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy, Surface Sclerotherapy, Elastic Compression Stockings and wound care for venous ulcers, performing more than 8,000 vein-related procedures annually. Visit our sister brand, Chicago Cosmetic Institute, offering a full array of medical spa services including CoolSculpting, Liposuction, Botox, chemical peels and more.

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