Effects of Pranayama on Human Memory Improvement
Keywords:Digit Span Forward, Digit Span backward.
Aim and Objective: The purpose of this study is to evaluate results of memory scores in normal healthy adult.
Brain areas involved in memory such as the hippocampus, the amygdala, the striatum, or the mammillary
bodies are thought to be involved in specific types of memory. Pranayama is to control the body function by
controlling our breath
Materials and Method: This study was conducted in the yoga center on 62 subjects. Subjects were trained
for breath holding yoga training. they performed for total of 30 minutes duration daily. At the end of four
week the subjects were examined by WECHSLER memory scale.
Observations: The results showed increase in scores of all types of test DSF, DSB, and all are highly
Results: All the scores of Wechsler memory scales are highly significant after pranayama.
Conclusion: The repeated measure ANOVA analysis revealed a significant increase in memory. This study
concludes that yoga enhances numerical data retrieval mostly as a result of left-brain activation.
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