Breathing

Publication Title: 
Ayu

The present study has been conducted to evaluate selected yogic procedures on individuals with low back pain. The understanding of back pain as one of the commonest clinical presentations during clinical practice made the path to the present study. It has also been calculated that more than three-quarters of the world's population experience back pain at some time in their lives. Twelve patients were selected and randomly divided into two groups, viz., group A yogic group and group B control group. Advice for life style and diet was given for all the patients.

Author(s): 
Pushpika Attanayake, A. M.
Somarathna, K. I. W. K.
Vyas, G. H.
Dash, S. C.
Publication Title: 
The Indian Journal of Medical Research

BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Electrophysiological evidence of delayed cognition as measured by P300, an evoked potential is observed in Diabetes mellitus. P300 (or P3) is a component of endogenous cerebral evoked response that assesses higher functions of the brain. Our study aims to see the role of pranayama and yoga-asana on P300 latency and amplitude in type 2 diabetic patients.

Author(s): 
Kyizom, Tenzin
Singh, Savita
Singh, K. P.
Tandon, O. P.
Kumar, Rahul
Publication Title: 
Indian Journal of Palliative Care

Chronic pain is multi-dimensional. At the physical level itself, beyond the nociceptive pathway, there is hyper arousal state of the components of the nervous system, which negatively influences tension component of the muscles, patterns of breathing, energy levels and mindset, all of which exacerbate the distress and affect the quality of life of the individual and family. Beginning with the physical body, Yoga eventually influences all aspects of the person: vital, mental, emotional, intellectual and spiritual.

Author(s): 
Vallath, Nandini
Publication Title: 
International Journal of Yoga

CONTEXT: In two of the earlier Randomized Control Trials on yoga for chronic lower back pain (CLBP), 12 to 16 weeks of intervention were found effective in reducing pain and disability. AIM: To study the efficacy of a residential short term intensive yoga program on quality of life in CLBP. MATERIALS AND METHODS: About 80 patients with CLBP (females 37) registered for a week long treatment at SVYASA Holistic Health Centre in Bengaluru, India. They were randomized into two groups (40 each).

Author(s): 
Tekur, Padmini
Chametcha, Singphow
Hongasandra, Ramarao Nagendra
Raghuram, Nagarathna
Publication Title: 
The Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine, New York

Mechanisms underlying the modulating effects of yogic cognitive-behavioral practices (eg, meditation, yoga asanas, pranayama breathing, caloric restriction) on human physiology can be classified into 4 transduction pathways: humoral factors, nervous system activity, cell trafficking, and bioelectromagnetism. Here we give examples of these transduction pathways and how, through them, yogic practices might optimize health, delay aging, and ameliorate chronic illness and stress from disability.

Author(s): 
Kuntsevich, Viktoriya
Bushell, William C.
Theise, Neil D.
Publication Title: 
Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology

Aim of this study was to see any effect on respiratory functions in hypothyroid patients after pranayama (yoga). The subjects for the study were 20 hypothyroid females, 39.70 +/- 8.27 years of mean age referred from medicine department of UCMS & G.T.B. Hospital. Spiro metric recordings were taken with hypair (version-1.28). Baseline (first) recordings were taken when patient came for the first time.

Author(s): 
Swami, Gaurav
Singh, Savita
Singh, K. P.
Gupta, Manish
Publication Title: 
International Journal of Yoga
Author(s): 
Acharya, Bk
Upadhyay, Ak
Upadhyay, Ruchita T.
Kumar, A.
Publication Title: 
International Journal of Yoga Therapy

Hypertension is one of the most common health disorders, and yoga has been shown to be an effective adjunct therapy in its management. Earlier studies have reported blood pressure (BP)-lowering effects of slow, deep breathing after 3 weeks and 3 months of training and beneficial immediate effects of slow, deep breathing in reducing premature ventricular complexes and lowering blood pressure. None of these immediate studies used the concept of pranayama, involving conscious internal awareness of the whole breathing process.

Author(s): 
Bhavanani, Ananda Balayogi
Sanjay, Zeena
Madanmohan, null
Publication Title: 
International Quarterly of Community Health Education

Yoga is often viewed as a form of alternative and complementary medicine, as it strives to achieve equilibrium between the body and mind that aids healing. Studies have shown the beneficial role of yoga in anxiety reduction. The purpose of this study was to design and evaluate a 10-week social cognitive theory based yoga intervention to reduce anxiety.

Author(s): 
Mehta, Purvi
Sharma, Manoj
Publication Title: 
Nepal Medical College journal: NMCJ

The study was carried out to evaluate the immediate effect Bhramari pranayama, a slow breathing exercise for 5 minutes on heart rate and blood pressure. Heart rate and blood pressure of volunteers were recorded. The subject was directed to inhale slowly up to the maximum for about 5 seconds and then to exhale slowly up to the maximum for about 15 sec keeping two thumbs on two external auditory canal, index and middle finger together on two closed eyes and ring finger on the two sides of the nose.

Author(s): 
Pramanik, T.
Pudasaini, B.
Prajapati, R.

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