Can Yogis Stop Their Heart?

Investigating whether yogis can voluntarily control heartbeat This post explores heart-stopping claims of yogis, in three parts: 1) Experiments in India, lab tests with yogis 2) Heart-stopping claims of famous yogi, Paramahansa Yogananda 3) How to “stop” heartbeat and pulse “Prominent among the many claims of unusual bodily control that emanate from practitioners of Yoga is the ability to stop the heart and radial pulse”, says Wenger, Bagchi, and Anand in Experiments in India on “Voluntary” Control of the Heart and Pulse1.