Effect of Yoga (Pranayama and Suryanamaskar) on Cardio Pulmonary functions among Adults
Keywords:Yoga, Cardiopulmonary functions, Spirometer.
Yoga has been an ancient practice in India which promises many benefits both physical and mental. Present study was to assess the effect of long term practice of yoga on cardiorespiratory functions.
The study was conducted on 64 subjects of age 20–65 years. Study group consisted of 32 yoga practitioners, practicing yoga daily for a minimum period of one year. Control group consisted of 32 subjects who never practiced yoga or any other exercises. Data on physical characteristics such as age, height, weight and Body Mass Index were obtained. Cardio respiratory parameters were assessed among both the groups.
The mean Heart rate, Systolic Blood Pressure, Diastolic Blood Pressure and Mean arterial pressure, Respiratory rate was significantly lower among yoga group compared to non yoga group. The mean breath holding time, forced vital capacity, forced expiratory volume in one second, peak expiratory flow rate and maximum volume ventilation are higher among yoga group
Regular practice of yoga improves the cardiopulmonary functions in both genders among healthy individuals hence we conclude that yoga practice can be incorporated in our lifestyle and hence prevents cardio respiratory disease in future.
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