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(August 18, 1994)
Summary: Indian J Med Res 1994 Aug;100:81-6 Govt. Vemana Yoga Research Institute, Secunderabad. The effect of pranayama a controlled breathing practice, on exercise tests was studied in athletes in two phases; sub-maximal and maximal exercise tests. At the end of phase I (one year) both the groups (control and experimental) achieved significantly higher work rate and […]
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(July 18, 1994)
Summary: Pneumologie 1994 Jul;48(7):484-90 Abteilung Pneumologie, Medizinischen Hochschule Hannover. To compare the effects of breathing exercises (BE) or Yoga (Y) on the course of bronchial asthma we studied 36 subjects with a mild disease. The patients were randomly divided into 3 groups. 2 of them participated in a 3 weeks training program of BE or Y […]
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(April 18, 1994)
Summary: Indian J Physiol Pharmacol 1994 Apr;38(2):133-7 Vivekananda Kendra Yoga Research Foundation, Chamarajpet, Bangalore. There is increasing interest in the fact that breathing exclusively through one nostril may alter the autonomic functions. The present study aimed at checking whether such changes actually do occur, and whether breathing is consciously regulated. 48 male subjects, with ages ranging […]
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(January 18, 1994)
Summary: Indian J Physiol Pharmacol 1994 Jan;38(1):29-33 Central Research Institute for Yoga, New Delhi. Reports of energy expenditure and ventilatory responses to yogic seated posture of Siddhasana are lacking in literature. Various cardio-ventilatory responses were studied in states of the horizontal supine, chair-sitting and Siddhasana. It was observed that sitting in Siddhasana posture was characterised by […]
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(November 18, 1993)
Summary: Int J Neurosci 1993 Nov;73(1-2):61-8 Department of Psychiatry University of California, Davis 95817. This study describes the effects of 30 minutes of unilateral forced nostril breathing on cognitive performance in 51 right-handed undergraduate psychology students (25 males and 26 females). A verbal analogies task modeled after the Miller Analogies and SAT Tests was used as […]
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(November 18, 1993)
Summary: Int J Neurosci 1993 Nov;73(1-2):47-60 Department of Medicine, University of California, San Diego 92103-8341. Three experiments are described that employ impedance cardiography to monitor the effects of unilateral forced nostril breathing (UFNB) on the heart. Experiment 1 includes 7 subjects (4 males, 3 females) with a respiratory rate of 6 breaths/min (BPM). Experiment 2 includes […]
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(August 18, 1993)
Summary: Singapore Med J 1993 Aug;34(4):306-8 Central Research Institute for Yoga, (Under Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India), New Delhi. A study of the effect of yoga therapy programme on 46 indoor patients of chronic bronchial asthma on exercise capacity, pulmonary functions and blood gases was conducted. Exercise capacity was measured by 3 […]
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(October 18, 1992)
Summary: Indian J Physiol Pharmacol 1992 Oct;36(4):229-33 Department of Physiology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry. There is evidence that the practice of yoga improves physical and mental performance. The present investigation was undertaken to study the effect of yoga training on visual and auditory reaction times (RTs), maximum expiratory pressure (MEP), maximum […]
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(April 18, 1992)
Summary: Indian J Physiol Pharmacol 1992 Apr;36(2):105-8 Department of Physiology, L.T.M. Medical College, Bombay. Thirty three normal male and forty two normal female subjects, of average age of 18.5 years, underwent six weeks course in ‘Pranayam’ and their ventilatory lung functions were studied before and after this practice. They had improved ventilatory functions in the form […]
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(October 18, 1991)
Summary: Indian J Med Res 1991 Oct;94:357-63 Department of Neurophysiology, National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences, Bangalore. To determine whether the yogic Ujjayi pranayamic type of breathing that involves sensory awareness and consciously controlled, extremely slow-rate breathing including at least a period of end-inspiration breath holding in each respiratory cycle would alter oxygen consumption […]
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