2019, Vol. 4, Issue 1
Effect of 12-week yogic practices on middle aged hypertension patients
Author(s): Nimai Chand Masanta
The aim of the study was to assess the effects of 12-week selected yogic exercises on middle aged hypertension patients. Twenty eight (28) purposively selected male high blood pressure patients from Midnapore town (Paschim Medinipur), West Bengal, aged 42–54 years were volunteered to participate in this study. Subjects were assigned into two groups: Experimental group (N=14) and Control group (N=14). The subjects from Experimental group were subjected to practices 12-week of yogic exercises which included six Asanas and three Pranayamas. The Experimental group was practiced 12-week selected yogic exercises for an hour and fifteen minutes with six days per week. Both systolic and diastolic blood pressures were measured with the auscultatory method by using sphygmomanometer and stethoscope. The between-group differences were assessed using the Independent Sample ‘t’-test for dependent data. The level of p< 0.05 was considered significant. The systolic and diastolic blood pressures were significantly reduced in Experimental Group when compared with the Control one. The yogic exercises programme may be recommended to control high blood pressure and may also contribute to enhance health status and wellness of hypertension patients.
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How to cite this article:
Nimai Chand Masanta. Effect of 12-week yogic practices on middle aged hypertension patients. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2019;4(1):2125-2127.