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2023, Vol. 8 Issue 2, Part F

Role of yogic exercise on body composition: An overview

AUTHOR(S): Hitesh Kauhsik and Jaiparkash Bhukar
ABSTRACT:
Due to the rise in popularity of holistic approaches to health and wellbeing, the function of yoga practice in affecting body composition has received a lot of attention lately. Body composition is a key determinant of general health and fitness and refers to the ratios of fat, muscle, bone, and other tissues that make up the human body. Through a thorough analysis of the available studies and literature, this overview seeks to shed light on the effects of yoga practice on body composition. Yoga exercise, which consists of asanas (physical postures), pranayama (breath control), and meditation, has been reported to help reduce body fat percentage and increase muscular mass, bone density, and overall body weight. According to studies, regularly doing yoga can help people lose body fat, especially those who are overweight or obese. Additionally, some yoga postures with resistance and strength components have the ability to encourage muscle growth and improve physical strength.
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International Journal of Yogic, Human Movement and Sports Sciences
How to cite this article:
Hitesh Kauhsik, Jaiparkash Bhukar. Role of yogic exercise on body composition: An overview. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2023;8(2):375-379. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22271/yogic.2023.v8.i2f.1483
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