Evaluation of Efficacy of Long-term Yogic Training on Vascular Endothelial Function and Cardiovascular Responses in Healthy Individuals

Authors

  • Vishnu D. Udhan1 , Pramod U. Shinde2 , Sharadchandra G. Wankhede3

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijop.v8i3.1338

Keywords:

Yoga, Vascular Endothelium, Nitric Oxide, Heart Rate, Blood Pressure.

Abstract

There are numerous studies confirming the positive effects of physical exercise in improving the functional

status of vascular endothelium and cardiovascular parameters. However, there is very less scientific data

available showing the efficacy of yoga training on vascular endothelium functions and various cardiovascular

parameters with large sample size. Hence the study was intended to measure the change in plasma nitric

oxide level (NOx), resting heart rate (HR) and resting systolic (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP).

Yoga intervention was given on age matched 200 healthy individuals of both the gender. NOx, Resting HR,

SBP and DBP were measured at Baseline and after six months. Data collected was analyzed statistically

showed significant elevation in NOx, reduction in HR, SBP and DBP. Positive findings are the suggestive of

improved vascular endothelial health and cardiovascular responses.

Author Biography

Vishnu D. Udhan1 , Pramod U. Shinde2 , Sharadchandra G. Wankhede3

1Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, NAMO Medical Education & Research Institute, Silvassa, UT

of DNH & DD, 2 Professor and Head, Department of Physiology, MGM Medical College, Aurangabad-431005, 3Professor, Department of Physiology, Amaltas Institute of Medical Sciences, Dewas, MP-455001

Published

2020-07-22

How to Cite

Vishnu D. Udhan1 , Pramod U. Shinde2 , Sharadchandra G. Wankhede3. (2020). Evaluation of Efficacy of Long-term Yogic Training on Vascular Endothelial Function and Cardiovascular Responses in Healthy Individuals. International Journal of Physiology, 8(3), 102-107. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijop.v8i3.1338