International Journal of Yogic, Human Movement and Sports Sciences
2018, Vol. 3 Issue 1, Part K
Influence of pranayama practices on hypertension
AUTHOR(S): Reema CK and Dr. K Sekar Babu
The World Health Organization attributes hypertension, or high blood pressure, as the leading cause of cardiovascular mortality. In order to prevent this disease, yogic practices should be incorporated into our daily routine. Yoga helps in regulating the blood pressure by stabilizing the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system. The purpose of this study was to find out influence of pranayama practices to reduce the hypertension. For this study thirty middle aged women with hypertension were selected as subjects and their age ranged between 35 to 50 years. The systolic and diastolic blood pressure were selected as criterion variables and intervened for six weeks of exclusive pranayama practices were selected as experimental variable. The pre and post-test were taken for all subjects before and after the training respectively. The data pertaining to the variables in this were examined by using paired’t’ test was used. The investigation show significant deduction in systolic and diastolic blood pressure due to pranayama practices.
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How to cite this article:
Reema CK, Dr. K Sekar Babu. Influence of pranayama practices on hypertension. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2018;3(1):616-619.