2017, Vol. 2, Issue 2
A study on Pranayam and its effects
Yoga is a process of gaining control over the mind, as defined by Patanjali. Stress has been implicated as one of the major causes of essential hypertension. Yoga works on every cell of the body. Yoga influences body as well as controls the stress in the individual. An index of the processing ability of central nervous system and a simple means of determining sensory-motor performance is referred to as reaction time (RT). It has been proclaimed that human performance including central neural processing is improved by yoga training. It improves cardiorespiratory performance, balances autonomic nervous system, decreases pulse, respiratory rate, systolic and diastolic blood pressure. Yoga is a helpful intervention in hypertensive subjects. Yoga and pranayam are more beneficial to hypertensive subjects. RT is an index of cortical arousal, and a decrease in it indicates an improved sensory-motor performance and an enhanced processing ability of the central nervous system.
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Ritu. A study on Pranayam and its effects. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2017;2(2):524-527.