Effect of Yoga (Pranayama and Suryanamaskar) on Cardio Pulmonary functions among Adults

Authors

  • Suhas Y. Shirur, Veena H.C., Pradhyumn Assistant Professor

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijop.v7i4.98

Keywords:

Yoga, Cardiopulmonary functions, Spirometer.

Abstract

Background

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.

Method

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.

Results

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

Conclusion

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.

Author Biography

Suhas Y. Shirur, Veena H.C., Pradhyumn , Assistant Professor

Shirur Suhas Y.1, Veena H.C.2,*, Pradhyumn3

1Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, Kodagu Institute of Medical Sciences, Madikeri

2Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, Kodagu Institute of Medical Sciences, Madikeri

33rd yr MBBS Student, Kodagu Institute of Medical Sciences, Madikeri

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Published

2019-11-21

How to Cite

Suhas Y. Shirur, Veena H.C., Pradhyumn. (2019). Effect of Yoga (Pranayama and Suryanamaskar) on Cardio Pulmonary functions among Adults. International Journal of Physiology, 7(4), 233–237. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijop.v7i4.98